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German Cockroach Control

As repulsive as you may think cockroaches are, believe it or not, there’s actually one species of cockroach that truly gives all other cockroaches a bad name. That would be the German cockroach. So before an infestation grows into full bloom, get a handle on the most effective German cockroach control.

German cockroaches are known for transmitting a number of pathogens, including E. coli, Salmonella spp. and Typhus. In fact, recent studies have indicated that the development of asthma in children in certain areas is directly linked to the presence of German cockroaches. This makes all the more reason for developing a thorough German cockroach control strategy.

German cockroaches are the most prevalent of the roach species in the United States. They prefer warm, dark structures, such as inside electrical appliances or within wall voids. They have one of the most prolific reproductive capacities of any cockroach type. When they find a source of food and water, they move right in and once they establish a colony, complete German cockroach control can be difficult.

The German cockroach can only survive indoors. They usually get into the home by piggybacking on used electrical appliances or hiding inside grocery bags. German roaches will get inside your walls and travel along the electrical wires, moving from room to room. In fact, this may even cause a secondary problem since German cockroaches have been known to chew the insulation off wires, ruining electrical work and appliances in the home.

Their small size allows them to hide more efficiently, and they have few natural predators once inside human habitats. For these reasons, German cockroach populations tend to grow rapidly and require immediate attention.

The first step is to put away those spray insecticides. What you need is a German cockroach killer that targets the source where cockroaches aggregate. And sprays just don’t have that reach. Combat Baits and Gels, on the other hand, are specifically designed to target the roach nest. Combat kills pests where they live with giving you total German cockroach control.

What makes Combat Baits and Gels such a potent German cockroach insecticide is that it’s a highly lethal roach poison combined with a food attractant that German cockroaches just can’t resist. Once ingested, cockroaches carry Combat’s poison back to the nest where it gets passed around the nest through feces, mucus and dead carcasses. After a brief period, all the roaches within the nest become exposed to Combat’s deadly killer ingredient. Pests in the nest begin to die off in a sweeping domino-like meltdown.

For more information on how Combat Baits and Gels work and how best to control German cockroaches from invading your home and bathroom, view our helpful prevention video.