German Cockroaches

You know it’s going to be a bad day when you see this at an account. PHOTO: MARK SHEPERDIGIAN, BCE

5 steps to avoid a German cockroach crisis

December 6, 2018 By
When cockroaches show up, your response is crucial. Take these five steps to avoid a crisis. Read more»
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German cockroaches: If you don’t kill them, they won’t go away

September 17, 2018 By
The only way to eliminate German cockroaches is to kill them. Read more»
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PHOTO: Mark Sheperdigian

Find your keys to cockroach control

January 9, 2018 By
Don’t let cockroaches become established before you’re onto them. Read more»
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German cockroach accounts: A step by step guide

October 3, 2017 By
There’s no such thing as a “typical” cockroach account, but arming yourself with several essentials will go a long way toward success. Managing cockroaches has always been, and will always be a significant part of the professional pest management business.... Read more»
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PMP recounts house of dead cockroach-filled spider webs

June 21, 2017 By
The upper-middle-class house was spotless. Newly inhabited by a professional couple and their young daughter in Long Island, N.Y., it was an unlikely place to find German cockroaches (Blattella germanica). Yet, here and there, one would show up. The husband... Read more»
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How to handle bait-averse cockroach populations

March 3, 2017 By
Effective baiting should show results within a day or two. Be ready to switch baits if “the good stuff” is taking too long. The German cockroach (Blattella germanica) is mounting a comeback. It is becoming increasingly common to find established... Read more»
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What to consider when managing cockroaches at sensitive accounts

November 4, 2016 By
Healthcare facilities like surgical centers, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics have several unique features that require pest management professionals (PMPs) to deploy special strategies and techniques. Because cockroaches are a reservoir of pathogenic bacteria, fungi and protozoa, cockroaches might pose... Read more»
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Top 4 cockroach management strategies

August 22, 2016 By
An effective cockroach management strategy requires more than one approach. I have three favorite cockroach-related expressions: 1. Cockroaches come from cockroaches. Clutter, lack of customer cooperation and poor sanitation make it difficult to gain control, but the persistence of cockroaches... Read more»
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The evolution of German cockroach treatments

August 12, 2016 By
German cockroach control used to mean cleanouts, follow-up treatments and regular preventive services. The old techniques are still necessary to complete your cockroach portfolio. Before the modern era of baiting, control for German cockroaches meant late-night cleanouts performed by a... Read more»
Cockroach monitors

How to properly use insect monitors for German cockroach control

May 4, 2016 By
Monitors focus your control efforts and indicate when cockroaches are gone. Use a sufficient number of monitors if you want a sufficient amount of information. When working to eliminate German cockroaches (Blattella germanica), insect monitors are among the most valuable components of... Read more»
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