German Cockroach

German Cockroach Identification and Control

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

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Blattella germanica
How To Identify a German Cockroach

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.  

Where Do They Come From

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

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


Blattella germanica

Diet :

Highly varied and diverse

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Tips & Tricks

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How To Keep Cockroaches Away

  • 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.
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Why Are They Significant

  • May carry diseases
  • Can cause allergic reactions or asthma symptoms

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How To Control

Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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Thorn's Approach

We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.


Our Approach to Pest Control

Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.

Driven By Science. Lead By Service.

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Assess Situation

First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.

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Execute Action Plan

Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.

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Track Success

Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.

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