The word cockroach comes from the Spanish word cucaracha which means "crazy bug".
The old way of treating for German roaches is by cleaning out your cabinets, spraying inside your cabinets and spraying around your baseboards. This method doesn't work. This method will only make it seem like your cockroaches are gone and only for a short period of time. The cockroach retreats back into your walls and cracks and crevices.
The best way to rid your home of cockroaches is to use baits. You can call your local pest control company, but be careful. Not all companies are honest. If your local pest control company tells you they can rid your home of cockroaches for $39.95, beware. Getting rid of cockroaches in your home takes time. There will be extra charges.
If you want to get rid of cockroaches yourself, get some ®Combat roach bait gel. It usually comes in a syringe or tube and apply this gel in all cracks and crevices in your home. All kitchen cabinets ( you don't have to empty your cabinets ). Just apply it in tiny dots about the size of a BB and no larger than a pea. Apply it to all corners of your cabinets and anywhere else you see cockroaches. Even boric acid works well. If you have a heavy infestation open up all your electrical switch plate covers and apply in the wall through the switch plate covers.
Of course, this is not all that should be done. If you would like to learn more on getting rid of the cockroaches in your home and what to expect, How To Get Rid of Cockroaches.
The German cockroach, as with any pest, can become an enormous problem in your home if not taken care of. If I were you, I wouldn't let these cockroaches multiply. Each egg capsule contains from 20 to 40 eggs and can infest your home quickly.
German Cockroaches are mostly found indoors but can be found outdoors. This is usually due to a heavy infestation indoors. They like tight places and this is usually why you find them mostly in cracks and crevices and mostly at night. They are nocturnal. But in a home with a heavy infestation you will find the German cockroach everywhere, day and night. To find out more on how to get rid of cockroaches in your home, subcribe to Infobreaks Newsletter and receive a free insect idendification guide. Subscribe here
Health experts say "inhalation of cockroach feces and body fragments, particularly among inner-city children, has resulted in an explosion of asthma cases in the past two decades."
Being in the pest control industry for 12 years, I've learned quite a few things about cockroaches. There are five basic types of cockroaches that may enter our homes. These basic types are the German cockroach, American cockroach, smokey brown, Oriental, and brown banded cockroaches.
The two smaller types of cockroaches are the German cockroach and the brown banded cockroach. These cockroaches are about 1/2 to 5/8 inches long. The larger types, which most people call waterbugs are the American cockroach, Oriental and Smokey brown cockroaches. These roaches are about 1 to 1-1/2 inches long.
Most cockroaches do not fly but on occasion the larger types such as the American will fly across a room with much embarrassment to you.
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