German Roaches are the most common call for roaches that we get on Oahu, Hawaii. Not only are they filthy creatures able to reproduce rapidly, but they can infest homes and vehicles easily from accidentally bringing them in from other sources such as grocery stores, schools, and other people!
German Roach Identification
German Roaches are found throughout the world and are easily identified by their lighter blond/brown color and their smaller, narrower shape, unlike American roaches which are the big, dark brown “747” roaches we have here in Hawaii.
German Roaches will generally be found close to a water source- in the kitchens or bathrooms. However, they can be found wherever there is food and as a parent, I have found them in my children room (yes, they aren’t supposed to eat in there but they do!) and cars (same.) This reason, is helpful to know in treatment as chemical baiting and other treatment and monitoring can be accomplished in areas they are more prone to be in, decreasing the amount of exposure to you and your family.
German Roach Control
There are more ways to treat for roaches than probably any other kind of pest, which is good, because unlike ants, roaches are more prone to bait aversion. Bait aversion is when certain attractants are no longer useful because pests have learned to stay away.
Through genetic mutation (again, less common in ants) roaches also can become more immune to pesticides. This is called resistance and is an important factor when considering a pest management plan for your property.
Kilauea uses a variety of methods, formulations, and products to ensure happy customers by keeping german roaches out of homes in Honolulu and other surrounding areas on Oahu. We provide island wide services for roaches as well as virtually any other kind of structural pest in your home or place of business.
German Roach Control Tips for Homeowners
We’re big fans of DIY pest home services when applicable. The most important factor in your do it yourself home pest control programs is safety. Bait stations you can buy at the store are somewhat effective in getting the “low hanging fruit” when it comes to german roach control. However, there are several things you can do to reduce the german roach population in your home.
One help is to use sticky traps or “hoy hoy” boards to monitor the amount of roaches in a given area. This will let you know if there is an infestation and if one part of the property is more attractive to them.
Another BIG help is making sure cabinets are cleaned out every 6-12 months. Just moving things in a out of the cabinetry or boxes will disturb pests enough for them to come out and get “in touch” with the products we had put out for their demise.
German Roach Control Process
German Roaches can take several months to fully control an infestation. After our treatment you will probably see some pests on their “way out” alive, but moving slowly- maybe even upside-down. It all depends on the level of infestation, treatments used, and contact with us regarding any supplementary treatments, which we offer for free in between regular services.
Make sure you’re happy with our service by staying in touch if there’s any problems as well as any questions you may have regarding anything pest or pest control related. We want you to be informed and our technicians know that communication is of the highest importance to our pest service.
For a free consultation on german roaches or other pest that may be “bugging” you, please call us at 236-BUGS (2847) for fast, friendly, and responsible pest service.