Watch out and take note! The German cockroach is dressed in light brown jackets with dark stripes, its body is oval-shaped and as adults it can reach 1 to 3 centimeters long, although it has wings, they rarely use them to fly.
It is probably the most common in Spain and the Canary Islands. It is also known as Germanic Blatella. They present various health risks, especially when they become a pest, they are very resistant, which requires the action of a professional in pest control.
They like to live near people where they find shelter and food. They have a very varied diet where they can include things like soap, toothpaste, dead skin, garbage, human, and pet food.
Are German roach pests dangerous?
Yes, German cockroaches are extremely dangerous. They access our homes and businesses by hiding in dark, hot, and humid places that are usually close to food sources.
Before entering, they crawl through sewers, garbage, and excrement. Once inside our houses, the bacteria found on their legs will transfer to food and other surfaces.
As they walk through our kitchens, pantries. They leave behind their excrement and throw skins that can trigger asthma attacks or transmit Salmonella and other bacteria that can cause vomiting, fever, and diarrhea.
They easily escape through cracks, behind household appliances, coffee machines, counters, among others, which is why they are difficult to catch. Being necessary a deep knowledge to eliminate them.
It is essential that technicians in pest control are not only well-informed but also professional in this type of pest.
How can I avoid them?
And while they are difficult to prevent, there are a few things you can do to prevent them from becoming a pest, such as:
- Store trash in sealed containers on the outside of your home
- Inspect mail and other packages before taking them home
- Make sure to clean any crumbs that may fall on the floor
- Check cabinets and appliances regularly
- Seal cracks, fix leaky faucets and drain pipes