If you have seen a cockroach lately in your home or business, chances are it was a German cockroach. These cockroaches are one of the most common cockroaches in the United States. They are also particularly fond of Florida’s hot and humid climate.

What you may not be aware of is that these cockroaches do not wander in from the outside, but are rather brought into the home on packaged goods, cardboard, or people who have them in their own home. And, while you may not often see them during the day, they are typically lurking throughout the night, as they are nocturnal.

Learn more today about these pesky critters from the premier Pest Control Service in Tampa, Nvirotect Pest Control Services.

What Does a German Cockroach Look Like?

It is crucial for our Service Technicians to know the type of cockroach that is in your home or business. This helps us treat them in a more efficient manner. If you see these characteristics in the cockroaches in your home or business, you are likely seeing a German cockroach:

  • Flat and oval shape
  • Six legs
  • One pair of antennae
  • Approximately one-half of an inch long
  • Light brown or tan color
  • Two dark parallel stripes from the back of the head to the base of the wings


These cockroaches can multiply rapidly, with each egg sack or oothecae containing up to 40 babies that can reproduce in 55 days under the right conditions. At the first sign of a German cockroach, be sure to contact Nvirotect Pest Control Services right away.

Where Do German Cockroaches Live?

German cockroaches prefer warm, humid climates. This makes them no stranger to homes and businesses in Florida. They also prefer to live near food and water sources.

Oftentimes, German cockroaches feed on soap or toothpaste but are able to eat nearly anything. The perfect meal for German cockroaches is bacteria, which can be readily found in the bathrooms or kitchen. They are also attracted to moist areas like dishwashers and behind the refrigerator.

Since German cockroaches are nocturnal, they will often hide in dark and warm areas like the inside of cabinets, closets, and drawers. Cockroaches will often lay their eggs in these areas as well. These eggs are usually light brown in color and about a quarter of an inch long.

How to Treat German Cockroaches With Green Pest Control

As the premier Green Pest Control in Tampa, Nvirotect Pest Control Services treats German cockroaches in two steps.

The first step consists of utilizing a highly-targeted misting process focused on harborage areas which include an Instant Growth Regulator (IGR). This IGR attacks eggs and forces them to prematurely hatch. This means that babies are also impacted by the products, preventing them from further multiplying in your home and business.

This is a particularly beneficial feature that you will not find with over-the-counter pest control products.

The second step happens two weeks later and consists of our Service Technicians making a second trip to your home or business. The second treatment targets any stragglers by using baits and gels.

Before your pest control appointment, we will send an email with steps that you must do before, during, and after treatment. These steps guarantee the best success of our treatments.

Count On Nvirotect Pest Control Services for Green Pest Control in Tampa

If you have seen a cockroach in your home or business, do not hesitate. Contact Nvirotect Pest Control Services right away to avoid the infestation from growing. We offer the safest, most effective, and best Green Certified Pest Control Service in Tampa, and will exceed your expectations with the highest-quality service available.

Give us a call today at 813.968.7031 or complete our contact form for a competitive quote.