Pest in the city provides a wide range of services to the greater Edmonton area, including a mix of residential. commercial, industrial and institutional facilities.With over 20 years of experience in integrated Pest Management methods to help you rid your home or business of rodents, ants, bed bugs, and a whole host of other unwanted visitors.
4233 117 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5W 0Y4
(780) 231-3872
The most common type of cockroach found indoors (apartment houses, restaurants, hotels) is the German cockroach. Everybody knows how cockroaches appear in general. Apart from being generalized as ugly, they have a light-brown or tan coloration with two black horizontal stripes located below its head. Nymphs or smaller ones are darker, almost black in color with black stripes behind the head. Adult German cockroaches have wings, but they rarely fly and prefer to run instead as they are quick runners and not so good air travelers.

There are many different types of cockroaches you will be unaware of, such as American cockroaches which are bigger in size, oriental cockroaches which are almost black in color and are mostly found in drains, sewages, etc.

German cockroaches prefer to be in the warm and humid areas of a structure. Typically, these insects will be found in kitchens and bathrooms, but can always move to other areas of a home if food and moisture is available.

Being scavengers, they can feed on almost anything, including plastic, books, leather, packaging, wasted food particles, toothpaste, soap, bindings of the book, etc. German cockroaches are known for their ability to take advantage of the availability of even the smallest amounts of food by feeding on crumbs missed while cleaning, or feeding on the dirty dishes left in the sink overnight.

They can easily invade into a structure through shared plumbing and pipes in multi-unit apartment buildings. In most cases, they may even travel in bags, boxes, or cardboard containers which are brought into your home. German cockroaches can reproduce quickly. Female German cockroaches only need to mate once for reproducing. They produce an egg case (ootheca), which consists of about 30 to 40 eggs. The eggs take about a month to hatch.

German cockroaches like places which are dirty and contain a lot of bacteria and germs. Hence, they are responsible to spread a number of diseases in humans. They can easily contaminate the space around them with waste products which can be allergic and cast off skin. Moreover, they secrete odor compounds, so if they are large in number in a particular area, you may be able to smell a mild musty odor.

Pest In The City German Cockroach Treatment Methods Include:

It certainly is challenging to get rid of German cockroaches, especially when their population is far from less. Our trained technicians will inform our clients about the different ways that can help them keep these nasty little creatures away from dwelling in their homes or offices.

It is important to remove indoor trash or keep them emptied, as German cockroaches love unclean things or places. Always keep your kitchen countertops, cabinets and appliances clean so that there are no food crumbs or particles lying around.

We make use of various treatment methods:

  • To identify and inspect the areas infested by German cockroaches, we use various flashlight devices
  • To locate large infestations, we strategically place glue strips in different locations
  • To prevent their infestation from expanding, we make use of caulk traps
  • To exterminate them, gel baits are used which can result in a number of dead cockroaches lying around
  • To eradicate their nest, poisonous roach baits are used