German Cockroaches

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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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Tips & Tricks: German cockroach inspection imperative to control

April 27, 2016 By
German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) are generally nocturnal insects. They’ll venture out of their indoor harborages during the daylight hours only if their harborages are overcrowded or disturbed. They easily hide in very small cracks and crevices to evade humans. Females... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Place German cockroach bait near harborage

April 20, 2016 By
In any given German cockroach (Blattella germanica) population, only about 7 percent of the population are adults. This means the vast majority of the population (about 93 percent) is comprised of younger nymphs. Nymphs are more likely to stay close... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Monitor cockroach population changes

March 23, 2016 By
Predicting cockroach population changes and movement can be critical during winter and early spring. Cockroaches are typically suppressed during colder months, so take advantage of this by continuing to monitor and treat with baits and insect growth regulators (IGRs). Here... Read more»
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SHEPerspective: German Cockroaches

March 1, 2016 By
Knowing the basics of cockroach behavior can drastically improve your cockroach control efforts. German cockroaches love wood, water and warmth, and you can usually find them there. If you hadn’t noticed, German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) have caught their second wind.... Read more»
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Bug Off’s 2015 New York Pest Expo honored women in pest management

November 12, 2015 By
The 2015 New York Pest expo was held on Wednesday, November 11, at the George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel in Fort Lee, N.J. The theme of this year’s event, held annually by Bug Off Pest Control, was: Honoring Women in... Read more»
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The German Cockroach Makes a Comeback

March 13, 2015 By
You can’t tell the difference between bait aversion and sloppy baiting techniques by counting the number of cockroaches that are left. Diligent inspection and monitoring with proper baiting techniques ensure the best performance of the bait. Switching baits regularly helps... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Commercial Kitchens with Cockroaches Require Focus-Zone Inspections

December 24, 2014 By
Commercial kitchens are complex environments that require thorough inspection to develop the best pest management plan for German cockroaches. Using a focus-zone inspection, for example, ensures technicians are inspecting deep harborage areas in addition to easily accessible areas. This suggested... Read more»

Fact vs. Fiction: German Cockroach

July 11, 2014 By
Fiction: If you have cockroaches, you don’t have to worry about bed bugs. Fact: Cockroaches do eat bed bugs; however, we’ve seen firsthand where the cockroaches couldn’t keep up with the site’s bed bug population growth. A more reliable form... Read more»
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Most Wanted: German Cockroach

June 12, 2014 By
With insect behavior adapted to essentially every man-made habitat, the German cockroach, Blatella germanica, is arguably one of the most successful endophilic pest species. Always a public health concern, the German cockroach resiliently and steadily survives as a challenging foe... Read more»
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