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The Scourge of Kitchens and Restaurants.

By Probestpest @ProBestPest

The scourge of kitchens and restaurants. The German Cockroach

germancockroach The scourge of kitchens and restaurants.

 

What can you do to keep them out of your kitchen?

  1. German Roaches love to hang out with their tops and bottoms of their body touching, so a cardboard box is a great place for a roach. So if you bring home boxes, take them apart and throw them out. Store the contents in Tupperware type containers.
  2. These roaches don’t live outside, so if you caught something trying to get in – it’s not a German Roach.
  3. Sanitation is important, I often find (I’m guilty of this as well) that you need to clean the sides of whatever is next to the stove. Grease splatters and a single roach can make dinner of a grease spot for a long period of time. These roaches will eat enything.
  4. See that thing attached to the right hand roach, that is an egg-case and it contains 30 eggs and potentially 30 brand new roaches.
  5. Don’t use a bug bomb, it will drive them deeper and make it all the more difficult to get rid of them.
  6. These bugs carry and transmit diseases and germs so it is extremely important to stop them in their tracks.
  7. If you find one, figure out where you think it came from and maybe it is time to call a Pest Management Professional.

 


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