So you just saw a German roach running across your bathroom floor. If you saw it during the daytime, chances are you might have an infestation on your hands. But even if it's not a full-blown German roaches (Blattella germanica) infestation, even just a few cockroaches can turn into several hundred, or even several thousand, in just a matter of weeks. These roaches can be found all over the world, including in Texas.
The "best practices" approach to German cockroach control (and for control of any pest) is known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM will tell you that the best treatment for German cockroaches is not to use any one single method. German cockroaches are extremely crafty and resilient survivors. They have adapted to be able to resist many common pesticides used today. You need a better strategy to treat for German cockroaches than just a can of German roach killer spray!
If you've got a growing infestation lurking around the wall voids, cabinets, kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, basement, etc. in your home, you should consider calling a reliable pest control company you can trust. The sooner the better, too, because of the rapid rate at which German roaches can multiply. Do you want a home full of cockroaches tracking filth and pathogens wherever they go? They can contaminate stored food, and cause allergies. Plus, they're just gross.
The Best Treatment Method for German Cockroaches
There are no shortcuts when it comes to effective, long-term German cockroach control. IPM principles dictate that effective German roach long term control involves a multi-faceted approach, including roach baits, non-repellent insecticides, insect growth regulators (IGRs), insecticide dust, and other roach traps consumers can buy online or in the store.
Be sure to only use German roach control products that are proven and certified by industry experts. If you use a variety of methods, you help keep German roaches from getting too comfortable, and from developing a form of resistance to the pesticides you use to treat for them. Once the German roach infestation is gone, you may need to repeat treatment, should the pests regroup and make a comeback.
If an infestation has developed and mushroomed to the point where you're frequently seeing German cockroach activity even in the daytime (they are nocturnal creatures), it means you've got an increasingly problematic infestation that might need professional attention.
Your best bet to help control German cockroaches in your home or business is to keep things super clean and organized. But even the cleanest homes can get cockroaches from time to time (that's how crafty cockroaches are ... they've been around for hundreds of millions of years!). If you are seeing German roach activity around your home or business and suspect you might have a growing infestation, it's time to call in a professional. Save yourself money, time, and stress by calling our Texas pest control experts today! We can get rid of the cockroaches for you, and show you how to help keep them from returning!