German cockroaches are a major problem in kitchens throughout the United States, including kitchens in many homes in Texas.
A small but persistent cockroach, the German roach is recognizable by a pair of distinctive longitudinal stripes behind the head. German roaches are typically brownish in color and range from one-half of an inch to five-eighths of an inch in length.
German roaches survive only in indoor environments and require a steady supply of moisture to live. They are small enough to thrive in cracks and crevices in floors and walls. These pests are usually introduced to a house when homeowners inadvertently bring them home from a grocery store or through the purchase of an electrical appliance.
This species of cockroach can cause a variety of problems in a home. German roaches can carry many types of harmful germs and bacteria, including salmonella, shigella, E. coli, streptococcus, pinworms and tapeworms. These can lead to gastrointestinal problems or food poisoning in people. Like some other kinds of cockroaches, German roaches produce an allergen that can cause allergies and asthma in humans.
Even the cleanest homes in San Antonio can get roaches
It is a myth that only dirty homes attract cockroaches such as the German roach. The reality is that even clean and tidy kitchens can become infested with roaches. Late summer is the most common time for German roaches to invade kitchens, although they can appear at any time of the year.
If you have a problem with German roaches in your home, contact Worldwide Pest Control today and allow the company’s team of experts to provide a solution. Discover for yourself why so many customers are thoroughly satisfied with the services of Worldwide Pest Control.