German Cockroach Pest Control

German cockroaches are small in size, usually brown, and breed at rates of 400 eggs every 4 – 6 weeks. This means that an infestation is very likely at the sight of even 1 German cockroach.

​German cockroaches also carry many diseases on their legs and as they walk over your surfaces and food stations, they leave these germs behind. These include food poisoning, diarrhoea, dysentery, gastroenteritis and many other illnesses.

​German Cockroach pest control & pest management should be treated as soon as possible.

Treatment For German Cockroaches

What causes an infestation?

German cockroaches are attracted to warmth and damp areas, making your kitchen, laundry, old furniture & luggage a perfect breeding ground.

Kitchens are where German cockroaches are usually found as they seek food, and will hide behind the fridge, dishwasher  and inside kitchen cupboards.

How do you treat?

Treatment for German cockroach infestations is done in 5 parts, depending on the severity. You may find that one treatment followed by a deep clean is going to alleviate the problem. More likely than not the steps will be:

  1. First German cockroach treatment
  2. Professional Deep Clean
  3. Second German cockroach treatment
  4. Third German cockroach treatment
  5. Continuous cleaning

How do I avoid this?

The steps to take to avoid German cockroaches include:

  1. Consistent cleaning
  2. Throwing all food containers immediately
  3. Ensuring rubbish bags are tightly closed and disposed of ASAP
  4. Clean and dry your sink regularly including in the drains
  5. Vacuum and sweep floors consistently
  6. Clean the inside of your dishwasher and washing machine as part of your regular clean
  7. Clean up dirty dishes every day
  8. Cardboard boxes should be broken down and discarded when used.

My house is clean – what’s happening?

If you live in a unit, or close dwelling homes, then this actually may be coming from your neighbours properties. 

If you start to see the odd German cockroach in your home, ensure you call So Pest Off as soon as possible so that we can come and assist you in addressing this. We will be able to give you all the right information to ensure that your home is protected and can even help your neighbours as well.

German Cockroach Treatment – Post Treatment Guide

  • Ensure to consistently clean and pack away all open foods and wipe away water from sink.
  • Ensure to follow up the treatment with a deep clean of your kitchen, cupboards and surroundings 3 weeks post treatment.
  • Cardboard boxes, take away bags/boxes, and moving boxes should be discarded as soon possible.
  • Cleaning behind the fridge and dishwasher cavities is highly recommended at least once a month.
  • Running your dishwash at least once a week will assist to rid of any food scraps left behind.
  • Ensure to leave any sticky pads placed by the technician for as long as possible or until full to improve results.

German Cockroaches Results

You should get a 60% reduction of German cockroaches within the first week.

Within 6 – 8 weeks the issue should be under control if post treatment care guides are followed as instructed by your technician.

If your infestation was deemed as severe you will need a second treatment at the 4-week mark.

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The most common cockroaches you can find in a home include the following: