If you hate the sight of German cockroaches, you are not alone. Cockroaches, German cockroaches in particular, are regarded by far as the top household pest worldwide. This largely because of the disgusting tendencies and frantic reproductive habits that has become their calling card. A startling statistic is that one German cockroach couple--male and female--can potentially produce nearly a million cockroach offspring in the span of a year. This is why it is crucial to take even a couple of cockroaches crawling around in your home very seriously! What is even more frustrating about this pest is it’s persistence and resilience. They are so adaptable, that if you have actively tried using pesticides to try and kill the population, they will eventually become resistant to the products you use. They can cleverly catch on to what you are trying to do and avoid areas where you have applied products and continue to carry on thriving and increasing their numbers. While this information may seem discouraging, it is possible to successfully kill German Cockroaches that have invaded your home, with the right approach and effective products that have been proven to work. Read on in this guide to learn what to do to make your home roach-free with the best options for German cockroach control. Not sure what type of roach you are dealing with might want to check out our cockroach identification guide to help you identify your cockroach and a solution.
Cockroaches have the benefit of having flat bodies, making it easy for them to squeeze their way through gaps and tight openings to find a place to hide or to travel to different areas of a home. They are nocturnal and spend the majority of the day resting in a hiding space they have found. With the help of caulk and a caulking gun, you can take away these hiding spots and even trap them in some cases so the hiding spot becomes a tomb. Go around your kitchen and look at trim, baseboards, cabinetry and other areas for cracks and crevices that need to be sealed up. You may be surprised to see the amount of entry points that cockroaches have. Once you have sealed up your kitchen go around to other areas of the home and then move outdoors and look around the exterior perimeter of your home for and cracks and gaps that cockroaches may be able to travel through to gain access into your home. This small task can go a long way in making it hard for cockroaches to move around in your home and survive.