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German Cockroaches Serving Del Rio, Eagle Pass & Surrounding Areas

German Cockroach Identification & Prevention

German Cockroaches In Del Rio, TX

German Cockroaches

German cockroaches and other species can become a problem in your Del Rio home or business without you realizing it. It's essential to know about these pests, what to do if you have an active infestation, and how to prevent them in the first place. 

You can learn all this and more by reading the German cockroach guide below.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

What are German cockroaches?

There are many types of cockroaches in our area, with German and American cockroaches being two of them. While German cockroaches are the smallest home-invading species, American cockroaches are the largest.

German Cockroaches

  • 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch long
  • Light brown to tan
  • Two dark stripes on the back of the head
  • Wings, but rarely fly

American Cockroaches 

  • 1 1/4 to 2 1/8 inches long
  • Reddish-brown
  • Yellowish figure-eight pattern on the back of the head
  • Wings and can fly short distances

All cockroaches have flat bodies with a hard exoskeleton, six legs, and long antennae.

Are German cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches have strong immune systems, allowing them to live in dumpsters, sewers, and other unsanitary places, picking up germs in these places and carrying them into homes when they infest. These factors can lead to the spread of diseases like salmonellosis, dysentery, giardia, cholera, gastroenteritis, listeriosis, and leprosy.

Why do I have a German cockroach problem?

Cockroaches usually infest homes when looking for food and warmth. These critters get inside through cracks in the foundation of a house, gaps around windows and doors, damaged screens, and uncovered vents and drains.

Because they quickly reproduce, one or two cockroaches in your Del Rio home can become a big issue. 

Where will I find German cockroaches?

You may find cockroaches in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and other areas of the house that have access to food and the moisture these pests require. 

While you might not see cockroaches right away because they are nocturnal, you may see signs of them, such as damage to food packaging, furniture, and other items; droppings that look like coffee grounds, smear marks, eggs, shed skins, or unpleasant odors.

If you see any signs of cockroaches in your home, don't wait to take action to eliminate these pests.

How do I get rid of German cockroaches?

Don't try to get rid of German cockroaches on your own, as attempting to do so will only lead to spending more time and money on these pests than necessary. Cockroaches generally are one of the most challenging pests to eliminate. 

The best way to eliminate a cockroach problem, no matter the species, is with professional pest control services.

Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio can assist you with cockroaches if they infest your property. Call us today to learn about the treatment methods and processes we use to take care of cockroaches. 

How can I prevent German cockroaches in the future?

Prevent German cockroaches and other species in your home by utilizing these prevention steps:

  1. Eliminate entry points to keep cockroaches from getting inside. You can do this by inspecting the exterior of your home for cracks in the foundation, uncovered vents and drains, and other weaknesses. 
  2. Keep food sources from attracting cockroaches by cleaning up crumbs immediately, using garbage cans with tight-fitting lids, and storing food properly.
  3. Eliminate other attractant factors such as moisture and clutter on the interior and exterior of your home. 

Contact Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio for assistance with German cockroaches or any other species you might be dealing with.

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