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What Every Crestview Resident Should Know About German Cockroaches

January 15, 2022 - Cockroaches

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Three highways in Florida come to a junction in Crestview. Known as a “Hub City,” Pensacola is only 50 miles away, Tallahassee is 120 miles away, and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico is only 30 miles from Crestview. It makes for a perfect crossroads. One visitor Crestview residents don’t want is the German cockroach coming to their property. These cockroaches don’t just pass through; they stay.

Little-Known Facts About German Cockroaches In Crestview

If there is one cockroach, in particular, that should concern you; it is the German cockroach. This cockroach gives all the other cockroaches a bad name! While these cockroaches are similar to others, some differences can help you identify which one you have in your home.

Identifying markers of German cockroaches are as follows:

  • An adult is between 10 to 15 mm long.
  • They are brown to dark brown with two noticeable parallel bands behind their head.
  • Males are thin and slender.
  • Females are round.
  • They have six legs (cockroach legs have spines) and antennae.
  • They rarely fly, but they do have wings.

If humans occupy an area, then they are susceptible to a German cockroach infestation. They are typically nuisances in multifamily dwellings, restaurants, hotels, food processing corporations, institutional facilities, and nursing homes. 

Who Else Wants To Know More About The Dangers Of German Cockroaches?

Cockroaches cause most people to shutter and run; let’s face it, we are all anti-cockroach. Not only are they aesthetically nasty looking, but what they crawl through can also be described as nasty. Cockroaches crawl through all kinds of bad stuff; some germs get carried into your home on cockroach legs. As they crawl over surfaces and foods, they contaminate what they touch. Many people wonder how German cockroaches get inside their building; they can walk in and sometimes hitch a ride on everyday items that come into your home.

A cockroach can transmit the following diseases:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Cholera
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Dysentery
  • Listeriosis
  • Giardia
  • E. coli infection

Another concerning problem is that German cockroaches can bring increased problems with asthmatics and inflame allergies due to feces, discharge, and shed skin. German cockroaches are worse than other species because they are small; their color helps them blend into their surroundings. They can fit into tiny cracks and crevices and feed on just about anything. This species breeds like crazy and can multiply exponentially, so trying to get rid of them can prove next to impossible.

The Best Way To Prevent German Cockroaches In Crestview

Since German cockroaches are one of the toughest pests to remove, the best way to get rid of them is with the pest professionals at Cadenhead Services Pest Control. We are anti-cockroach and have been battling these pests since 1983. Our family-owned and operated company has a team of 10+ licensed pest control experts who service residential and commercial facilities. If you want to “knock German cockroaches dead,” call Cadenhead Services Pest Control today.

How To Get Rid Of German Cockroaches In The Crestview Area

Do you know how cockroaches get inside? Cockroaches get inside when our defenses are down. Defense is the key to keeping German cockroaches away from your premises.

Five steps residents can take to prevent a cockroach invasion are as follows:

  1. Keep your kitchen clean (wipe spills, vacuum, and clean-up crumbs).
  2. Don’t let dishes pile up in the sink.
  3. Keep foods stored in air-tight containers with tight lids.
  4. Seal openings, cracks, and crevices, especially around utility pipes.
  5. To prevent moisture buildup, ventilate crawl spaces.