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The Struggle With German Cockroaches In Nashville

September 20, 2022

If you have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the restroom, the last thing you want is to be surprised by cockroaches running for cover when you turn on the lights. When you have company over to the house, you don't want them to encounter cockroaches in the bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere else in the home.

If you have seen a cockroach in your home, or your neighbors have mentioned cockroaches in their houses, take action now and get the Nashville pest control experts from Cima Solutions.

Identifying German Cockroaches In Nashville

German cockroaches possibly came from southeast Asia or Europe by hitchhiking on items on ships. They are the most prolific of all cockroaches and thus are the most common cockroach species in homes, restaurants, apartments, nursing homes, and other facilities. 

Other cockroach species in the Nashville area include the American, oriental, and brown-banded cockroach. Here are ways to identify if you have German cockroaches at your location:

  • Size: 1/2 to 5/8 inches in length
  • Color: Light brown with two parallel dark stripes on the back
  • Legs: 6 
  • Antennae: Yes

German cockroaches have wings, but they prefer to run. The one nemesis of a German cockroach is cold weather, which is why a German cockroach in the house prefers warm moist areas 70℉ or higher. 

German Cockroaches And The Bacteria They Carry 

Like all cockroaches, the spines on their legs and body pick up bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms as they crawl over rotten food, animal feces, and sewage. As they travel across kitchen counters, kitchen cabinets, and pantries, the pathogens fall off and contaminate the surfaces. Further contamination occurs from their pepper-like dark fecal matter, urine, and saliva. 

In addition to causing illness, the contamination caused by German cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 98% of urban homes have cockroaches; almost 60% of people are sensitive to allergens and affected by cockroaches. In addition to causing allergic reactions and asthma attacks, diseases spread by German cockroaches include: 

  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Cholera
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Dysentery
  • Listeriosis
  • Giardia
  • E.coli infection 

Cockroaches are carriers of at least 33 types of bacteria and six kinds of parasitic worms. You need to keep cockroaches away from your Nashville house. 

How To Get Rid Of German Roaches Easily

Eradicating cockroaches in your home is difficult, but these tips will help you get rid of cockroaches

  • Remove food sources by regularly sweeping and wiping down surfaces after each use.
  • Wash dishes after each meal.
  • Remove uneaten pet food and store it in air-tight containers.
  • Seal all food in air-tight containers in the pantry and kitchen cabinets.
  • Repair leaky pipes to reduce moist areas.
  • Cover all indoor garbage cans.
  • Eliminate unnecessary paper clutter in the house.
  • Dehumidify bathrooms and basement areas.

In addition to a professional cockroach remedy, utilizing these suggestions will help you eliminate cockroaches in your home. 

Professional Cockroach Control By Cima Solutions

German cockroaches are prolific and produce a new generation approximately every 100 days! You will slow and reduce the population using the previous suggestions. Many do-it-yourself (DIY) methods will help too, but eradicating them from your home will require professional help. 

Call our pest control experts at Cima Solutions because we have the tools and environmentally safe treatments to eliminate cockroach eggs. We know the habits and patterns of these filthy creatures. Due to our vast knowledge of this pest, we can ensure we use the correct methods tailored to the cockroach species. We will eradicate the cockroach population from your Nashville home. Reach out to us, and let us stop the infestation today!