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Why Are German Cockroaches So Hard To Get Rid Of In Southern Maine


The German cockroach is incredibly hardy and can survive even the toughest Nor'easters. Even picturesque Southern Maine is not immune to this pest's presence. When there are cockroaches in your home, enjoying world-class lobster or basking in the natural scenery is impossible.

The best way to deal with German cockroaches and protect your health and property is to use professional pest control solutions. Learn how safe, effective pest exclusion treatments from a Southern Maine pest control company can help.

Sure Signs You Have A German Cockroach Infestation

Are you unsure whether you have a cockroach infestation in your Southern Maine home? Certain signs should get your attention. When the following are happening, you need pest control services:

  • You have roach droppings on counters, cabinets, walls, and objects around your home.
  • An intense pungent odor that smells musty or oily wafts throughout your property.
  • You spy cockroach egg casings (oothecae) in areas where they congregate.
  • You spot live or dead roaches.

What does a German cockroach look like? These pests are tan or brown with two parallel dark stripes on their back. They have an oval-shaped body and measure 1/2 to 5/8 inches long.

If you notice these or other signs of German cockroaches in Southern Maine, get help by calling pest control services. Technicians from Big Blue Bug Solutions can thoroughly inspect your home and apply a customized German cockroach treatment.

German Cockroaches Spread Dangerous Pathogens In Your Home

It's difficult to treat roaches without professional help because they can hide in areas that are hard to reach. Where do cockroaches hide? German cockroaches hang out in bathrooms, around kitchen sinks, near plumbing, and in neglected areas of your home. These pests will hide where there is clutter or stacks of boxes, sneak into furniture, and even nest in electronic appliances.

As roaches travel, they pick up and carry bacteria on their body and legs. They deposit these pathogens as they travel around your home, contaminating food and surfaces. German cockroaches are dangerous because they can spread 33 different types of bacteria, six parasitic worms, and seven other human pathogens. It's important to get these insects out of your home and to sanitize areas where they have been in your home. 

Why You Can't Get Rid Of German Cockroaches On Your Own

It's challenging to eliminate cockroaches without using professional pest control solutions. First, these insects are resilient, reproduce quickly in a short amount of time, are fast-moving, and are experts at hiding. This can leave you repeatedly applying solutions that don't work effectively.

How long do cockroaches live? German cockroaches live about 200 days, and one mature female can produce 200 to 300 babies during their lifespan. Also, these pests will leave their egg sacs in places that are difficult to find and treat. Even if you keep a clean home, it's not enough to eliminate these pesky insects.

The German cockroach is of particular interest because it can survive cold temperatures. They can also live without their head and go without feeding for a month. Squishing this type of roach isn't easy the first time around, thanks to a tough exoskeleton, and doing so may spread germs.

Stop struggling with ineffective pest control for roaches, and let the experts at Big Blue Bug Solutions help you.

Call The Professionals At The First Sign Of German Roaches

Roaches love to hide near food sources or water, so sightings are common in kitchens, bathrooms, and damp basements. Nip a cockroach problem in the bud when you see a few insects. In as little as half a year, it's possible to go from a few roach sightings to a total takeover of your home.

Big Blue Bug Solutions provides dependable German cockroach pest control services in Southern Maine. When we treat your home, our technicians don blue gloves and personal protective equipment to keep everyone safe and your house clean. For more than 80 years, Big Blue Bug Solutions has proudly served Southern Maine wherever effective pest control is needed. Contact us today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Southern Maine.