Get Rid Of German Roaches
1. Cleanliness is the best way to get rid of roaches. Mop kitchen and
bathroom floors weekly with bleach and lysol, roaches hate lysol. Be sure and clean out kitchen cupboards and wipe
clean. Sweep and vacuum all floors daily. Be sure and clean under stove, fridge. Microwave and all appliances should be wiped
clean. Do not store large amounts of paper or plastic bags, or soda cans.
2. Roach bait should be placed out once you have done a thorough cleaning job. A good
professional roach bait should be used if possible. My bait of choice is
MaxForce Magnum Roach Bait
. When a roach is done feeding on this bait it will return to its nesting area and leave a scent trail which will lead
other roaches back to the bait. The scent of MaxForce Magnum is much stronger than other baits therefore works faster. The complete house should be treated with your main focus on the kitchen
and bathroom. Bait should be placed near edges of kitchen counters, in cupboards, around kitchen and bathroom sink, stove
and fridge areas.
was recently asked to treat a local bar and grill for roaches. The owner went on to say that they had another exterminator
come in 12 times and spray with insecticides. He had not put a dent in the roach population. I made an appointment and treated
with 2 tubes of Maxforce magnum roach bait. Three weeks later they called me to say that I was their hero. No more roaches.
MaxForce Magnum had saved their business. Needless to say drinks and food are now on the house for me.
3. Boric acid or a boric acid product should also be used but should be placed out
of reach of pets and children. Boric acid powder should be placed on top of cupboards, above drop panel ceilings, under refrigerator
and stove. Dont place bait or boric acid where it may come in contact with foods. Dont spray microwaves, refrigerator,
stereo, or other electric appliances with liquid insecticides. Roach baits can be placed on or near them. Treatments should
be repeated every 4 to 5 weeks. Follow all insecticide labels carefully.
How To Identify A German Cockroach
1. Black bands behind head
2. Fast moving
Usually seen after dark
seen in kitchen and bathroom
Multiplies more quickly than other types of cockroaches
6. Can't fly but has wings
Hairs on legs
|You can identify a german cockroach by the two black bands behind the head.
|Notice the hairs on this german roach leg.
Does It Take To Get Rid Of Roaches
Unfortunately getting rid of German roaches can't
be done overnight.
In most cases a light infestation can be eradicated in 4 to 5 weeks with one treatment if the right
product is used.
A moderate infestation may take 2 months or longer with two or more treatments.
A heavy infestation might
require 3 or more treatments and can sometimes take three months to get rid of.
These time-lengths may vary depending
on the product you use to treat them
|German Cockroach Egg Capsules
Why They Multiply So Quickly
German cockroach eggs
can contain up to 40 babies. Once the females are 3 months old they can begin to reproduce. They only have to mate once to
produce egg capsules for life. Egg capsule wont hatch out if they have become detached from their mother.
DO ROACHES BITE ?
Yes cockroaches do tend to bite humans who live in unsanitary conditions and may have
food residue on thier skin. See what roach bites look like at the link below.
Roach Bite Pictures
|Pile of German roach droppings and egg casings on floor