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German Cockroaches in Tampa

German cockroaches are the most common cockroach species in homes and restaurants. German roaches have successfully adjusted to living with humans. German Cockroaches thrive in the Tampa Bay area and although many people blame indoor German Cockroach infestations on outdoor conditions, this is not the case. German Cockroaches rarely live in large numbers outdoors. But once they get inside, they can breed all year and an infestation can happen quickly! Cockroaches are so adaptable that they have been living with humans for thousands of years.  Adult German cockroaches are 1/2 to 5/8 inch long and tan to light brown with two dark parallel lines running from the back of their head to the wings.  They have full set of wing, but do not fly.  The Nymphs look similar to the adults except they are smaller without the wings.  German Cockroaches are most active at night where they forage for food. During the day they hide in dark areas and prefer warmth with a moist environment. You can often find them living in or under appliances, wall outlets, under coffee pots and toasters, or in cabinets.  They are usually found in the kitchen and bathrooms.  They may be seen during the day if there is a heavy infestation. German Cockroaches can multiply rapidly.  They have three developmental stages: egg, nymph, and adult.  The females carry a purse-shaped egg capsule which contains two rolls of eggs. Each capsule holds more than 40 eggs (more than double the number of other cockroach species) and can produce 4-8 egg capsules during their lifetime.  They also develop twice as fast than other cockroach species from egg to adult stage. Do the math on's thousands of cockroaches in just 1 year! German Cockroaches carry viruses and bacteria that can get us sick. Cockroach excrements and cast skins also contain a number of allergens.  It can cause skin rashes, watery eyes and sneezing, congestion of nasal passages, and asthma. To control German cockroaches, it is important to start with sanitation.  It is difficult to keep cockroaches form entering homes, but having good housekeeping will the key factor in preventing the German cockroach to get out of hand.   Once having a thorough inspection to see how severe the infestation is the next step is to have the right control method, structural modification, and repairs. It is not advisable to treat German cockroaches with the use of residual insecticidal sprays or aerosol foggers within a structure. In fact, these applications may disperse the cockroaches making control difficult and lengthy.  If you notice signs of a German cockroach infestation in your property in the greater Tampa Bay area, contact Breeze Pest Control today! #germancockroach #germanroach #germancockroachtampa #cockroachexterminatorbrandon

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