According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cockroaches carry bacteria that can cause illnesses if left on food.

According to the World Health organization (WHO), cockroaches have been known to play a role as carriers of intestinal diseases, such as dysentery, diarrhea, cholera and typhoid fever.


Of all the cockroach species German Cockroach are the most prolific domestic cockroach species producing 3-6 generation per year. The German cockroach has been implicated in the transmission of allergic reactions and asthma in children and adults. German cockroach do not fly or enter structures from outdoors; they are transported in packaging, backpacks or other items by human. They prefer dark, warm, moist places such as cracks and crevices in kitchen, bathrooms and other sites near sources of food and water.

Monitoring and Inspection

Glue boards or Sticky traps are excellent tools for monitoring cockroaches.

Some sticky traps have German cockroach aggregation pheromone. Monitoring are useful in indicating direction of travel, size of infestation and whether nymphs as well as adults are present. Monitors are also useful in determining if treatments are effective.

Non Chemical Control Measures

Clean food and drink spills immediately.

Clean food preparation areas and requirements daily.

Store food items in food container.

Place exterior trashcans and dumpsters away from building entrances.

Clean drains with enzyme-base cleaner.

Empty trash daily.

Eliminate sources of water by fixing plumbing leaks and insulating pipes to prevent condensation

Exclude Cockroach from harborage by:

Sealing cracks and crevices, pipe penetrations, light fixtures, sinks, cabinets, etc.

Removing products from cardboard shipping container. Cockroach thrive in cardboard

Storing supplies in sealed containers.

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If you have a cockroach infestation. Call your local pest control Company.

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