How to get rid of German cockroaches
German cockroaches can be difficult to get rid of on your own. If you suspect an infestation, your best bet is to call in a professional. They have the training and equipment to get rid of German cockroaches from your property. Depending on the level of infestation, a professional exterminator may apply cockroach bait, spray or fog.
It’s also important to avoid another infestation by following these tips:
Clean your home regularly. This includes wiping up spills and crumbs immediately. You should also vacuum regularly and wash your floors.
Don’t leave dirty dishes. Wash your dishes before going to bed each night. If that’s not possible, leave them in a sink of warm, soapy water. That will prevent German cockroaches from eating your leftovers.
Fasten your food. Put all your food items inside containers and close them tightly. This can prevent them from snacking while you sleep.
Put pet food away. Don’t leave pet food out in an open bowl, as German cockroaches will consider it a food source.
Seal your property. Ensure there is no way for German cockroaches to get into your building by sealing up any cracks or small openings.
Ventilation. Avoid excess moisture and humidity in your building by property venting your space. You can also use a dehumidifier.
Complete plumbing repairs. Cockroaches are attracted to water sources, and any leaks or moisture buildup will draw them in. It’s best to have any plumbing problems fixed quickly.
Declutter often. German roaches love to hide, so remove any boxes or other items that pile up. This makes it difficult for them to hide in your space.