German Cockroach

German Cockroach Identification and Control

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

German cockroach on a white background
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. 

Need Help Controlling Cockroaches?
German cockroach with an othecca on a white background

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

Tips & Tricks

German cockroach with gold and brown coloring

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.
German cockroach on a white background

Why Are They Significant

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

Don’t let cockroaches take over. Thorn can help.

Fill out the form below to contact us so we can help eliminate cockroaches fast.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Orange target icon

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.

Clipboard and checklist orange icon

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.

GET STARTED IN 3 EASY STEPS

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.

Orange magnifying glass icon

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.

Orange target icon

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.

Clipboard and checklist orange icon

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.

Schedule Your Free Quote