German Cockroaches inhabit nearly every home in Hawaii, and are very difficult to eradictate completely or permanently. Adult German cockroaches are easily distinguishible by their light brown to dark tan coloration. They are found almost exclusively indoors, prefering dark, moist areas near kitchens and bathrooms. Many times they are brought into the home like many pests via bags, cardboard boxes or other types of containers brought in from the outside.
German cockroaches are adept and versatile scavengers capable of surving on toothpaste, paper, soap, food debris that remains after cleaning.
How To Know If You Have A German Cockroach Infestation
German Cockroach droppings are generally ‘pepper like’ in appearance and found in drawers or on countertops. Fecal staining generally appears as dark spots in the corner of rooms, on top of doors or around small cracks and openings in walls.
German Cockroach females will carry their egg case until 1 to 2 days before placing it in areas the female frequents.
German Cockroaches secrete an odorous mixture that has a ‘musty’ odor when cockroach populations are present in significant numbers.
How To Control German Cockroach Populations
German Cockroaches produce a large number of nymphs in each ootheca. Due to their small size they can hide more efficiently and have no natural predators inside of homes and other enclosed structures. Due to these factors, German Cockroaches in Hawaii can reproduce quickly and will require professional pest control treatment to effectively control population size. Contact Kamaaina Termite and Pest Control to schedule your Free Pest Control Consultation.