If you start to notice German cockroaches in your home, odds are that there is a nest nearby. Roach nests can be a source of diseases and can cause several health problems, including allergic reactions. This is why they need to be removed as soon as possible. Here is what you need to know about German cockroach nests:

What does the nest look like?

German cockroaches do not actually build nests. Instead, when people say “cockroach nest” they refer to a group of roaches living close together. These nests will be formed near food sources, because cockroaches release pheromones whenever they find food. A large presence of these pheromones draws more and more roaches together, and once they are in a group, they will start nesting, laying eggs, and then rear their young at the nest’s location.

Common locations for German cockroach nests

Spotting a single German cockroach in the home is almost a complete confirmation that there is a nest in the home. Common indoor nesting locations are found in warm areas with high humidity, such as in the kitchen or bathroom, particularly behind refrigerators, under sinks, and under other appliances.

Roaches may also nest inside furniture, because glue is a fairly attractive food source for them – in furniture, they can find both the glue and shelter. One of the more worrying nesting locations is inside the car, where they will create nests under the seats, in the trunk, or in the spare tire compartment. Roaches also commonly set up outside of the home, in the yard, especially if there is clutter and debris under which you have humid conditions.

Getting rid of German cockroach nests

Getting rid of German cockroach nests will require professional help. The nests are very resilient, and it’s important to kill every single member, otherwise, the surviving roaches will simply start a new one in a different location. This is especially true if there are adequate food sources and conditions in the home. A pro will be able to ensure that all of the roaches are killed off, and that the conditions for reinfestation are diminished. This is the best way to make sure that you are free from roaches for an extended period of time. If you have any questions about German cockroaches or if you have a cockroach nest in your home that needs to be removed, give us a call today.