Pest Identification: German Cockroaches in Tennessee

Though its name may imply a particular connection to Europe, the German cockroach is a true worldwide pest that can be found in Tennessee and every other state in the U.S. German cockroaches are one of the most troublesome pests in the world, breeding quickly and often undetected. They spread filth and disease, contaminating your home’s surfaces, and even when they die, their decaying bodies can exacerbate and cause respiratory problems.

Unlike many other pests, German cockroaches can only survive in warm temperatures and as a result, are found almost exclusively indoors. Furthermore, their small size allows them to infiltrate homes and apartments more easily and makes it particularly difficult to eradicate once and for all.

U.S. Pest Control has dealt with many German cockroach infestations in our years of experience providing cockroach control services in Tennessee and the Nashville metro area. We’ll help you get rid of however many German roaches you have, whether it’s one or one hundred. In the meantime, see our below guide on how to identify German roaches.

How to Identify German Cockroaches

German cockroaches are distinct from other cockroaches due to two factors: their size and their inability to fly. Unlike many other roaches, whose adults can grow up to two inches in length, German roaches are only about half an inch in length. While other roaches have wings strong enough to fly, German cockroaches do not fly.

Additionally, German cockroaches can be identified by their color. German roach adults are anywhere from light brown to tan but usually have two dark brown, parallel marks on the shield that covers their body.

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Where to Find German Cockroaches

German cockroaches are drawn to warm, humid spaces with ample food. As a result, you’ll often find them in either your bathroom or your kitchen—and German cockroaches are particularly problematic pests for commercial kitchens. They can also be found in basements near water heaters and radiators, and are small enough to even hitch a ride in your luggage. 

In addition, German cockroaches can often find their way into electronics such as computers, game consoles, printers, and disc players. The warm, dark spaces are a sanctuary for German roaches, so if you have a German roach infestation you should also keep an eye and an ear out for unusual sounds and sights coming from your electronics.

Stop German Cockroaches in Their Tracks ASAP

German cockroaches are one of Tennessee’s most infamous pests. They breed quickly, spread disease, and are extremely difficult to get rid of on your own. One German roach can quickly turn into many, and they will happily invade even clean homes in order to get indoors.

Thankfully, U.S. Pest Protection can provide the cockroach control you need when you have an infestation. We’re also adept at preventing pest problems before they happen with our monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly preventative control. A pest-free home is possible; schedule your free pest control inspection with U.S. Pest Protection today!

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