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GERMAN COCKROACH CONTROL

German cockroach control is a must for anyone afflicted by an infestation. These cockroaches are one of the worst pests to plague humanity.

German cockroach clean-outs by Meryl’s is treated as a separate service 

German cockroaches are dependent on human beings for survival. They have only a few basic needs to survive and multiply. These elements include water, warmth and a food source. Humans give them shelter while being plagued by them. Unlike bedbugs, German cockroaches do not feed on humans. They use a human’s dwelling for shelter where they also find water, food, and warmth. This is why the kitchen and bathroom are the first rooms infested when a new colony pops up. If not properly exterminated, these cockroaches will eventually spread throughout the entire home.

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The wrong way to go about German cockroach control 

German cockroach control is not an easy fix. These cockroaches are both prolific and immune to many common pesticides. Store-bought products such as repellent sprays and bug bombs prove to not only be useless in their eradication but can also make the problem worse. Such tactics will cause the cockroaches to spread to other parts of the house. This is known as “budding” and when the problem turns into a total nightmare.

The right way to go about German cockroach control 

The proper way to eradicate German cockroaches starts with an understanding of their biology and life cycle. This is why we recommend follow-up treatments a week to ten days as opposed to once a month. We continue on with this schedule until the problem is solved. We have only found certain products effective in killing German cockroaches. Industrial and prescription-strength pesticides are the only way to meet 100% control.

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Once our job is done and treatment for your German cockroach infestation has been completed, only you can keep them from returning. These cockroaches enter your home from other infested homes. They are brought in by way of electrical appliances such as refrigerators, microwave ovens or toasters. They can also be brought in with groceries of food or by luggage from house guests. Once the problem has been solved, be sure to not allow re-infestation to occur.

It’s always very busy at Meryl’s Termite and Pest Control when it comes to German cockroach clean-out services. It appears these nuisance pests are ever on the rise. They also continue to evolve and grow immune to the pesticides used most often to control them. Here are our most common questions about German cockroaches and their control.

Is a clean-out service the same as an annual pest control at Meryl’s Termite and Pest Control?

No, a German cockroach clean-out service is not the same as our annual pest control program. In the case of a clean-out service, it is directly pointed at the heavy infestation of one target pest. Other clean-out services we offer include rodents, ticks, and fleas.

Should I spray German cockroaches with store-bought products?

DO NOT spray ANY kind of insecticide or store-bought product. This is especially important and vital once our treatment has begun. These are repellent sprays and will cause the roaches to bud (spread) throughout the house making our treatment much less effective.

Why is the life cycle of German cockroaches important to know if one hopes to eliminate them?

When a German cockroach molts (sheds its old skin), it will not eat for three days. This is why we do 7 to 10 days follow-ups; to make sure that fresh bait is available when the roaches begin eating again and the new nymphs(babies) that hatch out of their ootheca (egg pod) during this time. Monthly sprays are not going as effective.

What can I do to help the process of eliminating these roaches?

This is an important key to success. Keep bowls of dog food, cat food, and any other pet food up from the floor or counters during the weeks of treatment. This is to make sure the roaches will feed on the bait without an alternative food source. It is important to sweep up all dead roaches so we can carefully check our progress. If they are not swept up and were are seeing the same dead roaches from our last visit, we won’t know if we’ve got them all.

Once a German cockroach treatment is complete, be VERY CAREFUL of what you bring into the house. German cockroaches enter homes by way of items from garage sales of infested houses. They can come in on electrical items such as refrigerators, blenders, microwaves, old cell-phone chargers, groceries of food and many other items.

Does a German cockroach clean-out service include other species of roaches?

No, German Cockroach treatments do not include other species such as but not limited to Australian, Brown Banded, Asian (Asian which look almost identical to Germans) and others. The difference being that German cockroaches infest on the inside of the home while the others usually originate from the outside making them occasional invaders. It is also important to note that when the German cockroach progresses through its different stages of life, it may seem that you have three species of the cockroach but in fact, there is only one.

Are German cockroaches really from Germany?

No. They probably got their name because a long time ago these roaches originated from Europe which is supposedly how they made their way to America. There is still some debate about where they truly originated from. For some time they were thought to come from Africa but now most entomologists agree that they originated from southeast Asia. One thing is for certain – the German cockroach is now found on every continent except for Antarctica.

Identifying cockroach nymphs

Cockroach nymphs are essentially baby cockroaches. Sometimes it’s confusing even if you know what species of roach nymph you’re dealing with which can affect the measure of pest control taken against it. Baby roaches are very similar in appearance from one species to the other but it’s usually easier to identify German cockroach nymphs and brown-banded cockroach nymphs. It’s commonplace to encounter any indoor cockroach nymphs due to moisture and the supply of water.

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LesLee Cox
LesLee Cox
15:57 31 Aug 20
Punctual and great service
Amy Carber
Amy Carber
22:11 15 Apr 20
The best around. Mike made the impossible happen and got rid of our ant problem in a month! We had another company... prior that had to come out multiple times and we saw our problem grew instead of receding. Mike not only gave us a a fair price but tried a bait out beforehand just to see if it would work. Professional, always on time, friendly, and they did the job right!read more
Allen Foster
Allen Foster
16:56 24 Mar 20
I own a home in Beverly Hills but live in Virginia. I was having two doors replaced when the contractor found termite... damage. I instantly panicked. I reached out to Meryl's and literally within minutes Mike called me from the house to let me know it was old termite damage and there were no signs that termites were active. Living out of state he could have said it was active and I wouldn't have known the difference. He also provided advice as to the best way to treat the pests that are present. One thing you can't put a price tag on is trust and honesty, and I feel like Meryl's is trustworthy and honest.read more
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Devin Lara
22:03 11 Feb 20
Great service! Friendly, great company, that does things the right way! Would not use anymore else.
Tom Kennedy
Tom Kennedy
14:05 31 Jan 20
Did what they said they would do and followed up promptly with their report. Couldn't ask for more! Thank you. Tom K.
Rebecca Krieger
Rebecca Krieger
01:57 04 Jan 20
Highly recommended. Meryl's is very reliable and has helped me out with a quick response during several emergency... situations. My technician Mike is super awesome. Thanks for keeping me pest free!read more
Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton
20:41 02 Oct 19
I have been a customer for year's and would recommend Meryl's Pest Control to friends and family. They are very... professional and respond quickly.read more
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Wayne Rackley
18:56 07 Aug 19
Meryl's Pest Control is a friendly business and their guys are always punctual for appointments. They do an excellent... job in getting rid of all kinds of bugs and pests.read more
Evi Smith
Evi Smith
13:18 26 Jul 19
Very friendly staff with great rates and they always show up on time.
Bob Martino
Bob Martino
18:54 10 Jul 19
Very happy with the service. Haven`t seen a bug in 9 months. Highly recommend.
Alan Noyes
Alan Noyes
20:50 24 Jun 19
Very reliable , great personnel , called about a problem and they were very prompt to fix it
Dawn Houston
Dawn Houston
19:15 08 Jun 19
always takes the calls in a timely manner, answers my questions, and gets the job done! Friendly, honest .
LeRae
LeRae
10:38 03 Jun 19
Meryl's Pest Control is great! Mike is my guy and he is right on the money. He is polite, on time and very... knowledgeable! I strongly suggest you call Meryl's!!read more
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