The German Cockroach

The german cockroaches in Polk county Fl

Few pests in the Lakeland, FL area have the stamina and resistance to store bought chemicals as the German Cockroach. These pests not only are hard to kill, but they reproduce so quickly that a little problem can become a big problem fast. So if you see German coachroaches in your Lakeland, FL home; take note and call us right away.

How Did I Get These German Cockroaches?

German cockroaches are good hitchhikers often finding their way into your Lakeland, FL home via grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons and secondhand appliances. German cockroaches will feed on almost anything, including soap, glue and toothpaste. Because of this eat anything diet, it takes more than a clean kitchen to get rig of them.

The German Cockroach Habitat

Everything about Lakeland, FL makes German cockroaches feel right at home. They prefer to live in warm, humid places close to food and moisture sources. Like other insects their travel pattern to and from their food source can be easily traced, but beware; they are smart enough to change their path and patterns literally overnight. Laying out store bought insect sprays may kill a few, but the rest will simple use a new path; sometimes driving them further into the walls. They are frequently found in residential and commercial kitchen environments and bathrooms.

NOTE: If you start seeing these German Cockroaches during the day, even just 4-5 of them; this is a sign of a much larger problem. Because they mostly travel and eat during the night if you are seeing them regularly during the day this very well could be a sign that you have an infestation. this daytime travel is a result of the colony be larger than nighttime food runs can compensate.

Testimonial of this problem

My name is Rick, I have a house in Auburndale, Fl.  I began to see German Cockroaches in my kitchen and did what most do, bought some spray from Walmart. I kept my kitchen very clean, but they still were there. After literally trying sprays, bait and homemade recipes online I called an exterminator. VPM came out and revealed the level of German cockroaches loaded in my walls, outlets, cabinets; they were everywhere! All my daily spraying did was cause them to dig in further. It was bad enough to take several visits to get them all flushed out. Man, trying to battle it on my own with $25 bottles of bug spray ending up costing me more than if I had just called as soon as I saw them. Take it from me, don’t wait.

nice kitchen - german cockroaches in Polk county FlGerman Cockroach Threats

In addition to being a nuisance, the German cockroach has been linked to outbreaks of illness and allergic reactions in many people in the Lakeland, FL area.

German cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens.

They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage; then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Medical studies have shown that German cockroach allergens cause allergic reactions and can exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children. This makes German cockroach control incredibly vital.

German Cockroach Prevention

Wondering how to get rid of German cockroaches? The best approach for German cockroach control is to practice good sanitation. To prevent German cockroaches from infesting the space: vacuum often, keep a clean and sanitized kitchen, seal all entrances around utility pipes and ventilate crawl spaces to prevent moisture buildup. If there is evidence of a cockroach infestation, contact VPM Pest Solutions to inspect and treat the German cockroach problem early.

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