Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About the German Cockroach

German Cockroach
German Cockroach

German cockroaches are among the most common pests in New Jersey. You’ve probably seen these brown bugs running around near garbage cans outdoors, but they’re often seen inside homes as well. Keep the following facts about these pests in mind, and don’t hesitate to seek help from Monmouth County pest control experts if you see any in your home.

Problems with Cockroach Infestations

German cockroaches can crawl inside your food supplies, contaminating them and forcing you to throw them away. These pests can also spread disease, including parasitic worms, due to their habit of moving through raw sewage and other germ-infested sites. When they pick up these bacteria and other germs on their bodies, they can pass them onto your kitchen counters and other surfaces. Cockroaches can also make asthma worse, especially in kids, and cause allergic reactions.

Feeding Habits

German cockroaches feed on a variety of items, ranging from regular human food to pet food and nonfood items, such as soap and toothpaste. You’ll typically see them in your bathrooms and kitchen, where they roam around searching for food sources and water. They’re able to get inside your home by squeezing through openings that are as tiny as 3/8 inches wide.

If you’re having a problem with German cockroaches, our Monmouth County pest control experts can help. Contact Allison Pest Control for an appointment.