German cockroaches have light brown or tan coloration with two black streaks running almost parallel from behind the head to the base of the wings. They are a smaller species of cockroaches, ranging from 1.1 to 1.6cm long. They have wings but can barely fly, although can glide when disturbed. They do like to run instead to travel around.

They can reproduce quite rapidly, with females only needing to mate once to produce young. On average they produce 4 to 6 egg cases during their lives, with each case containing approximately 30 to 40 eggs. The egg case is carried for 1 to 2 days before hatching. As adults, German cockroaches can live for about 100 to 200 days. Cockroaches are commonly found indoors, preferring areas that are warmer and humid. They typically, can be found in the kitchens and bathrooms. They can be brought into the home through bags or boxes, and can easily move between units using shared plumbing as a highway. This insect is a scavenger and capable of feed on most food sources that are available, including household items like soap or bindings of books.


Absolute Pest Control utilizes gel bait to rid your home of cockroaches. The gel bait is applied with a syringe-like tool to cracks and crevices where the cockroaches are often hiding. Small dabs of the bait are applied to cupboards, under the sink, and throughout the kitchen.

The cockroaches feed on the bait, but will not be immediately killed by its active ingredients. The adults will go back into unreachable areas where nymphs and egg cases are located. The nymphs will feed on the adult fecal matter and be poisoned. The domino effect will cause a whole colony to be exterminated in around 10 days. A vacuum cleaner is also used to collect live cockroaches that are living behind the fridge or stove. This will expedite the entire process.

Prior to our arrival we will send a preparation guide to help ensure that your home is ready to be properly treated. When the technician arrives for your appointment, they will first conduct a complete investigation. A full detailed report will be provided after the service. The technician will then treat the home, focusing on the kitchen and bathrooms.

All the work we complete is crucial to achieving full control of your property and are noted in our service report. The service report and invoice are directly e-mailed to you from the technician prior to leaving the property. Our service is guaranteed for 90 days after the completion of our service appointment.

Please consult the Preparation Guidelines for the Elimination of German Cockroaches BEFORE treatment date.

If you would like more information about cockroaches or our services, please call (403) 238-7400.

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