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FACTS AND INFORMATION ON GERMAN COCKROACHES

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FACTS AND INFORMATION ON GERMAN COCKROACHES

 

Like everywhere else in the world Las Vegas has cockroaches. You will see the German cockroach in apartment buildings, hotels and restaurants all over the valley from Summerlin to Boulder City. The German cockroach is the most common species of cockroaches found all over our planet.

 

German cockroaches are light brown to tan in color and usually have two dark stripes down their back. They range in size from ½ inch to 5/8 of an inch long and are flat with six legs and one pair of antennae.

 

They prefer warm and humid environments that are close to food and water so if they have invaded your home you would most likely see them in your kitchen or bathroom. These pests will feed on almost anything including soap and toothpaste. Cockroaches usually find their way into homes via grocery bags, cardboard boxes and secondhand appliances.

 

German cockroaches have been linked to disease transmission – they pick up germs on their legs as they crawl through decaying matter and transfer the germs to food and other surfaces humans frequently touch. They have been known to spread at least 33 different types of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and other human pathogens. Additionally the saliva, droppings and decomposing bodies of cockroaches can trigger allergies and increase asthma symptoms – especially in children.

 

Keeping food in well sealed containers and keeping floors and countertops clean are key to preventing a German cockroach infestation.

 

If you do find an infestation you should call a licensed professional pest management company to evaluate and treat the problem.

 

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs.  Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs.  Get a quote now!

 

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