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Everything You Should Know About German Roach Infestations In Tucson

July 10, 2022

German cockroaches in Tucson can quickly become out of control and present significant health risks once an infestation gets underway. Instead of investing in DIY cockroach control products, you should contact Tucson pest control at the first signs of a cockroach infestation.

Why Are German Cockroaches In My House?

Like most other pests that enter your home, German cockroaches are attracted inside by the promise of easy access to food, water, and shelter. If you have many factors that cockroaches love, such as uncovered trash, improperly stored food, clutter, and moisture issues, you are much more likely to welcome this pest inside your home. 

The places that German cockroaches typically hide include:

  • Under heavy appliances, especially in kitchens or food storage areas
  • Around wiring or electrical outlets and utility areas
  • In the backs of cabinets or pantry areas
  • Under sinks or in bathrooms
  • Around cluttered, secluded, and warm areas, such as basements, garages, and near storage boxes

Having professional German cockroach treatment target these areas and removing or reducing the factors that bring German cockroaches to your home can help you control and eliminate infestations of this pest.

How Quickly Do German Cockroaches Reproduce?

German cockroaches are incredibly prolific, and hosting a few of these pests in your home can quickly become a major problem as they reproduce the fastest out of most residential cockroaches. It takes about fifty to sixty days for German cockroaches to grow from egg to maturity. During this time, reproductive adults constantly lay more eggs and keep the life cycle going; then, you have an infestation that quickly grows out of control as you have all life stages of German cockroaches in your home, constantly adding more.

Only a cockroach exterminator in Tucson can assist you in removing every trace of this pest and stopping the cockroach lifecycle.

How Fast Can One German Cockroach Turn Into A Lot?

Unfortunately, one German cockroach can quickly turn into a lot. It takes one female cockroach approximately six weeks to develop an egg capsule. The eggs take about a month to hatch and then another few weeks to reach maturity., meaning that from just one cockroach in your home (and there is rarely just one, thanks to the social nature of this pest), you can quickly reach a widespread infestation in just over a month.

What To Do About The German Cockroaches Taking Over My Home?

Understanding how to get rid of German cockroaches can feel extremely overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. Fortunately, our technicians at Pest Friends are experts in addressing German cockroach infestations and are prepared to help you through this process.

Additionally, you can implement the following prevention tactics to help you control the number of German cockroaches in your home and deter reinfestation:

  • Seal cracks around your home’s windows, doors, and foundation to keep this pest out.
  • Dispose of trash promptly in tightly sealed bags.
  • Refrain from leaving out dirty dishes or food and drink spills.
  • Use trash cans with lids when possible to prevent scavenging.
  • Utilize airtight containers in the food pantry and storage areas.
  • Fix leaks around your home that create humid environments or excess water pools.

And remember, don’t hesitate to reach out to our pest control experts at Pest Friends for help with all of your German cockroach elimination needs.