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German Cockroach Identification and Control in Utah

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

BLATTELLA GERMANICA
BLATTELLA GERMANICA

Germain cockroaches are small in size; only about 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch in length. They are light brown with two dark stripes right behind the head.

German cockroaches prefer warm, moist areas near food preparation and/or storage areas (primary kitchen-infesting roach in Utah). They can be found near sinks, appliances, furnaces, etc.

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Where do they live
Where do they live

You can find german cockroaches under the sink, behind kitchen cabinets, under countertops, behind the fridge, or near drains and pipes.

Name:

Blattella germanica

Diet:

Highly varied and diverse

Home:

Outdoors

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How To Keep Cockroaches Away
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German cockroaches are typically coming from the outside or up from drains. To prevent these cockroaches make sure that buildings are well sealed and your are addressing the exterior as well as the interior.

  • Inspect food or products for roaches or egg cases.

  • Improve sanitation by deep cleaning infested areas.

  • Inspect and monitor all areas where food in prepared, stored, or eaten and where moisture and heat are present.

  • Use cockroach traps to determine infestation level, harborage location, and movement and control success.

  • Vacuum (with a HEPA filter) existing roaches and egg cases.

  • Dispose of trash regularly to remove food and shelter sources.

  • Do not store items in cardboard boxes long-term.

  • Use roach baits, boric acid dust and/or insect growth regulators.

Why Are They Significant
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  • May carry diseases

  • Can cause allergic reactions or asthma symptoms

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