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Cockroach Control

In Louisville and the surrounding areas, the most common cockroach we see is the German Cockroach, German cockroaches are small, about 1/2 to 5/8". They are tan to light brown and have two dark parallel streaks running from their head to the base of their wings. Adult German cockroaches have wings but cannot fly.

How can I Tell If I Have Cockroaches? 


German cockroach droppings look like small, dark, “pepper-like” material left on counter tops or in cabinets and drawers. Fecal staining may appear as dark spots or smears, some that are slightly raised, in the corners of cabinets and along the edges and tops of doors.


When German cockroach populations are present in large numbers, it may be possible to detect a mild "musty" odor.

Egg Capsules

The egg capsule is about 1/4" long. The female carries the egg capsules and then drops it usually in a secluded part of the infested area (see picture below). Empty egg cases may be found in areas that the females frequent.


In most cases, German cockroaches make their way into your home or business when bags, boxes or cardboard containers are brought in. They can even be brought in with used appliances. In multi-unit apartment buildings, German cockroaches can easily move between apartments, using the shared plumbing and pipes as passageways.

How Do We Treat Cockroaches?

The first step is a thorough inspection. After we confirm you have German cockroaches, we will create a custom treatment plan that can include:

  • Baiting. Gel or granular bait can be effective to control or eliminate cockroaches. These baits are places where German cockroaches will eat and share with others. All the bait placement is done out of reach of children or pets. 

  • Residual insecticides. Applied into cracks and crevices, these can help keep German cockroaches from hiding in the treated areas.

How to Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Home

  • Keep food in tightly sealed containers or Ziploc bags.

  • Store bags of dry food in plastic containers with snap-close lids. Pick up spilled food.

  • Store leftover food in your refrigerator with a good seal around the door.

  • Keep counters, food prep surfaces, kitchen appliances and floors as clean as possible.

  • Deep clean your kitchen. Focus on areas where grease accumulates: exhaust hoods, microwave ovens, stoves, countertops and refrigerators.

  • Store food waste in closed plastic trash bags in outdoor trash cans.

  • Thoroughly rinse out glass jars, bottles and cans before sorting for recycling.

  • Reduce available drinking water: sink traps, drain pipes, washbasin tubs, leaky pipes and faucets and pet dishes.

  • Seal cracks and holes in walls 

Call Us at the First Signs of Cockroaches.

Don't wait until you have a full blown infestations.

German cockroaches carry bacteria, protozoans and viruses on their bodies. They also can cause food poisoning, diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. The longer you wait, the more costly and difficult treatment may be.

Call us today to set up an initial appointment.

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