Are there German Roaches in Southern Utah?
Have you ever wondered if German cockroaches are in Southern Utah? Yes, they are! While the German roach isn’t the only species that plagues our state, it is the most common. If you are wondering if you have an infestation, the best place to start is checking your kitchen. Before you flip the kitchen lights on, these critters will be walking on your countertops, cabinets, and anything that could involve leftover food crumbs.
Threats of German Cockroaches
There are few pests that give people the heebie-jeebies the way that German roaches do. These pests are not only creepy, but they are unsanitary which leads to them spreading harmful germs and bacteria. It is not uncommon to see a single roach looking for food in your kitchen or bathroom, spreading germs as it scavenges throughout your space.
You may think your biggest issue with these bugs is their poor eating habits. Unfortunately, these pests create more problems than just that. Female roaches can lay about 30 eggs per package and will carry them around looking for food until they are ready to hatch. Before you know it, that same female roach has laid about five batches of eggs, leading to 150 roaches infesting your home.
Understanding German Cockroaches
Most roaches take a full year to reach adulthood. Meaning, you have twelve months to kill them before they have the chance to add to the population. However, German roaches reach sexual maturity in three months. That means that you will get four generations of egg-laying females in the time that it takes another species to produce one. The rate of reproduction grows exponentially with each generation. In other words, it is not even slightly difficult for a single female cockroach to start the creation of hundreds of thousands of roaches in a single year!
Get Rid of German Roaches Right Away
Don’t allow these unwelcome invaders a chance to turn your home into theirs. The first step to eradication is to eliminate their potential food source. This means clean everywhere!
Here is a list of things you can do to make sure you stop roach infestations in their tracks:
- Cleaning: scrub under the stove, behind the fridge, and even the dishwasher. The cleaner the home, the less likely you are to have an infestation
- Baiting: Use a slow-acting pesticide bait that roaches can feed on and take back to their nesting sites and feed to their young that you may never be able to reach otherwise.
- Stopping them at their source: German roaches generally ride into your home on something you bring home or leaving windows and doors open for easy entry access.
While difficult to do, controlling these bugs can be achieved. We recommend not tackling the infestation on your own and calling a local exterminator as soon as possible! If you have a roach infestation and need professional pest control, contact Western Pest Control, our team of experts will get rid of these roaches once and for all!