Have you been dealing with small, pale-brown roaches in your kitchen or bathroom? You probably have a German cockroach infestation on your hands. Although their name might be misleading, German cockroaches are one of the most common kinds of cockroaches here in San Juan PR. We have been removing them from our customers’ homes for as long as we’ve been in business in the area. If you think you have German cockroaches in your home and are looking to get rid of them right away, read on for advice from our team at Rentokil, formerly Oliver Exterminating.
What Do German Cockroaches Look Like in San Juan?
Determining what species of cockroach you have in your home will help you figure out where they came from and why they’re sticking around. German cockroaches in San Juan PR will display these qualities:
- They are pale brown in color with two darker stripes reaching from their head down their backs.
- Smaller than most cockroaches, they rarely grow longer than 5/8” in length
- You will usually see them in cabinets in the kitchen or bathroom, or adjacent places
German cockroaches are able to reproduce at astonishing rates—one German cockroach mother and her offspring can yield thousands of eggs per year. It’s important to make plans to eradicate them as soon as you find them in your home.
Best Way to Get Rid of German Cockroaches
Many peoples’ first thought when they find roaches in their house is to find a DIY solution to get rid of them. If you look up DIY roach control, you’ll surely see people mentioning boric acid as a reliable solution. When you spread boric acid in high-activity areas, the roaches will walk through it and groom themselves, causing them to ingest the toxins. While this is effective for small-scale treatments, it rarely wipes out the source of the infestation and can be a dangerous strategy to choose in a house with children or pets.
There’s no better way to get rid of German cockroaches than to hire a professional roach exterminator who has dealt with them many times over.
Professional Cockroach Control in San Juan PR
If you think that you’re currently undergoing an infestation of German cockroaches, get your local pest control company involved right away. At Rentokil, formerly Oliver Exterminating, our roach control team is trained to identify all kinds of cockroach species and infestation sources in San Juan and elect the best extermination strategy accordingly. Contact us today for a free quote!