Guest Post by Albin Davis
This country is known for its marvellous architectural structures, beautiful tourist attractions, and peculiar climatic conditions.
But along with all this, Australia is also known for being home to a large variety of pests.
Therefore, conducting the pest inspection, getting the pest treatment services, and preventing the pest infestation have become one of the important responsibilities of the people in this country.
German cockroach treatment is also a part of these responsibilities in case of all kinds of entities that own or rent a building, for example, individuals, families, businesses, government departments, volunteer groups, and charity organisations.
Sometimes, property managers and real estate agents face the burden of pest removal too.
The reason attributing to this fact is that almost every building gets infested with German cockroaches.
The German cockroach, which is notorious for being extremely annoying and dangerous, is a pest that attacks all sizes and types of properties.
You need to ensure that your premises, whether owned or rented, are free from this species of cockroaches.
How to Identify German Cockroaches
The biggest problem that the occupants of a building encounter, when it comes to German cockroaches, is that they fail to detect the presence of this pest.
They might see German cockroaches wandering in their kitchen or bathroom, but confuse them with other types of cockroaches.
Another mistake that people do is that they ignore the signs of the cockroach infestation.
Even if you think that the cockroaches roaming in your house or workplace are not German cockroaches, you should make the necessary arrangements for removing them.
They might be belonging to another cockroach species, thereby becoming less harmful than German cockroaches.
But you still need to get rid of them.
Now, in order to confirm that the cockroach species that has invaded your property is the German cockroach, you should have the knowledge of how to identify them.
German cockroaches have two dark-coloured parallel strips on the back of their bodies.
The adult cockroaches are light brown to dark brown in colour, and the nymphs are dark brown to black in colour.
What Harm can German Cockroaches Cause
German cockroaches are harmful than not just many other types of cockroaches but also many other types of pests.
Despite having wings, they cannot fly but don’t get happy yet, as they can run quite fast.
Leveraging their speed, they move around in a building, thereby contaminating every possible object and surface.
As they feed on a wide range of items, including but not limited to bread, meat, sweets, pet food, book bindings, glue, toothpaste, and soap,
German cockroaches can cause a lot of damage to your belongings.
In search of items to eat, these roaches can infest your pantry, study room, bathroom, basement, and other areas of your property.
However, young German cockroaches feed on waste material generated by the adult roaches.
Just like several other types of pests, these roaches need warm, moist, and humid spaces for thrivingand the availability of water and food.
Therefore, places like the garage, poolside deck, bathroom, and pantry are exposed to the risk of the German cockroach infestation.
Once they enter your premises, irrespective of the space they first appeared, they can take over your entire property owing to rapid reproduction.
German roaches carry pathogens like salmonella and shigella that are responsible for causing diseases, such as food poisoning, diarrhoea, and dysentery.
So, the objects and surfaces contaminated by them can prove to be dangerous for people.
If you consume the food or come into contact with books and other items that have been contaminated by German cockroaches, you can fall sick.
Many people have allergic reactions to German roaches.
How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches
Though you might have heard it before, we cannot emphasise enough the significance of professional pest control services for showing German cockroaches the way out of your building.
Baits, sprays, and other methods of removing these roaches are not completely effective.
Such methods consume time and create troubles, but don’t derive the ideal results.
Even if you have purchased a brand-new house, shop, office, or any other place, you should not relax thinking that your property is immune from German cockroach infestation.
Therefore, you should check the signs of infestation regularly and fix the caulking, leakage, and other problems.
On noticing the infestation signs or roaches inside your premises, approach the pest exterminators quickly.