Reno's Complete Guide To Effective German Cockroach Control

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From their depiction in movies where you see them crawling in and out of human orifices to their ability to transmit over 33 different kinds of harmful bacteria, cockroaches have rightfully earned their place as the number one hated pest on the planet. And out of the 4,500 species globally, German cockroaches are the ones most commonly found in homes, apartments, hotels, and restaurants in the United States.

At Celtic Pest Control, we offer the most effective pest control in Reno and have the knowledge and expertise on how to keep cockroaches away. Due to their ability to spread bacteria and cause disease, it is crucial to seek immediate assistance to eliminate them quickly. 

Read on to learn more about German cockroach treatments and tips that will help you proactively keep these pests out of your home to restore your family’s safety and well-being.

How To Identify A German Cockroach

Tan or light brown in color, German cockroaches have a flat body and are smaller than other cockroach species. They are less than an inch in length and have six legs with a pair of side-by-side black stripes on the back of their head. Although they have wings, they do not fly.

Check out the list below for signs that you may be dealing with a German cockroach infestation:

  • An oily, musty odor
  • Insect droppings
  • Dead roaches
  • Fecal stains on surfaces and fabrics

German cockroach excrement closely resembles coffee grounds or black pepper. Another telltale sign of a possible infestation is finding shed skin in corners of rooms. Also, pay close attention to any insect activity in your bathroom, as cockroaches are fond of soap and toothpaste.

How German Cockroaches Spread Dangerous Diseases

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), German cockroaches have multiple intestinal diseases, including typhoid fever, diarrhea, cholera, and dysentery. By crawling over your food and other items, they have the capability of spreading bacteria that can cause staphylococcus, streptococcus, and salmonella. There is also the assertion that enzymes discovered in cockroach excrement, saliva, eggs, and shed body parts can trigger allergic reactions in many people.

Five Simple Yet Effective Cockroach Prevention Tips

Cockroaches are the rudest types of invaders. Not only do they force their way into your home uninvited, but they rapidly reproduce once inside, creating an infestation in the blink of an eye. Their creepy, crawly nature causes frustration and emotional distress and the potential to spread harmful bacteria throughout your home. Fortunately, there are various ways of keeping them out.

We have provided five easy tips you can put into action today:

  1. Keep your place clean and sanitized.
  2. Store all food in tightly sealed containers.
  3. Empty the trash regularly.
  4. Restrict the number of places where you eat.
  5. Repair leaky faucets and pipes. 

Prevention techniques are best applied once you’ve rid your home of pests. Contact a professional for effective home pest control or commercial pest control for cockroaches in Reno to eliminate the infestation first.

Contact The Pros To Get Rid Of German Cockroaches In Your House

Because German cockroaches multiply rapidly and pose a serious health risk, you have no time to waste experimenting with do-it-yourself treatments and home remedies. You also want to avoid rolling the dice on unvetted pest control services that don’t have a proven track record of successfully eliminating all types of cockroaches, as we do here at Celtic Pest Control. We’ve been servicing our residents in and around the Reno area for years and know the best way to kill cockroaches. Reach out to us and schedule your appointment today. 

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