German Cockroaches

The dreaded German cockroach which we all know can be hard to control has a life span of approximately 153 days for females and 128 days for males.

Each female German cockroach has the ootheca which is the sack that hold the eggs of baby German cockroaches, these sacks can usually hold anywhere between 30 to 40 eggs.

The German Cockroaches have three life stages which is the egg, nymph and the adult.

German cockroaches breed continuously an often overlap each generation making it harder to control an infestation which may occur in your home.

Most people associate that having an infestation of German cockroaches with poor hygiene however this is not always the case.

Here at PestFree we focus on targeting where the issue lies which usually starts off in the kitchen area but can spread if not treated.

In our services for a targeted German cockroach treatment we do a spray, dust and gel, which mean we gel all your cupboard hinges, underneath the sink area, any heat sources IE fridge, microwave and kettle. We dust behind your fridge and cracks and crevasses.  We spray along the skirting boards as well.

Depending on how bad of an infestation it is usually recommended that a second service is required to fully eradicate the German cockroach in 4 to 6 weeks due to the reproduction of the breeding cycle.

Signs of an infestation of German cockroaches can be blackish droppings around the sink area, walls, cupboard hinges and at night when you turn the light on you will see the cockroaches scatter.

Newborn German cockroaches become adults in as little as 36 days.

Because they are cold-blooded insects, cockroaches can live without food for one month, but will only survive a week without water.