The Resurgence Of German Cockroach Infestations - Family Pest Control, San Antonio, TX

Jun 18, 2017

German cockroaches are one of the most common and widespread infestations across Texas due to their overactive reproductive capacity. In addition, they are also very resourceful and eat almost anything, especially the remnants of people’s food. Additionally, although Texas’ climate varies, it is mainly arid and humid – the primary temperatures necessary for the German cockroach to survive in. To combat the resurgence of the German  cockroach, Texas residents are encouraged to utilize the services of Family Pest Control.

a german cockroach crawling on a rock in a san antonio texas home

The Myth Of The Cockroach

San Antonio, TX residents may believe that if they are not dirty, they will not get cockroaches. The reality is that cockroaches thrive in places where they can hide; therefore homes that have clutter are susceptible to infestation as well. Moreover, even clean and tidy homes can still harbor roaches because of the many hiding spaces that can be found in the kitchen and the small amount of food they require to sustain themselves. German cockroaches are usually transferred from different residents via boxes or packages, and all it takes is one egg capsule to create an infestation.

The Nymphal Stage

Female German roaches carry tiny, brown purse-shaped eggs in their ootheca just before the hatch occurs. Once the female gives birth to roughly 30 to 40 eggs, their Nymphal stage begins until they develop into adults within approximately 60 days – a typical adult German cockroach measures approximately 10 to 15 mm.

The Dangers Of Living With A German Cockroach Infestation

German cockroaches, like other cockroaches, frequent all areas of the home including garbage cans as well as plates/utensils, thereby creating the potential to transfer disease like Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli, Streptococcus, and other viruses into the human body. During the moist summer months, the German cockroach breeds even more frequently, increasing the chances of infection.

Getting Rid Of The German Cockroach

Even after sanitizing, getting rid of clutter, and eliminating the food supplies necessary for the German roach to survive, they may still prove difficult to eradicate. In addition to effort and persistence it is necessary to enlist in the services of a professional company that specializes in pest control. San Antonio’s Family Pest Control will spray homes to not only kill existing cockroaches, but to prevent new ones from thriving.

German cockroaches are a widespread problem across the United States, especially in states that are known for their warmer climates. To prevent the German cockroach from entering your home or to eliminate existing infestations visit the Family Pest Control website today at or call them at 210-681-5094.


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