Are German Cockroaches Lurking in Your Packages?
Many of us are relying on deliveries these days, and few things are more exciting than seeing that a long-awaited package has arrived. But sometimes you get more than you bargained for in those cardboard boxes in the form of a small egg sac or a stealthy cockroach.
Cardboard boxes are a common source of German roach infestations. Doing a thorough check can help you avoid gaining any potential roommates, just follow these easy steps!
- Open your package in a bright location and keep an eye out for any movement. Roaches hate the light and will run and hide once that box is exposed to light.
- Remove your items and carefully inspect them, paying special attention to any cracks or crevices that tiny German roaches could fit inside. Even items like electronics can provide many places for roaches to hide, so be sure to inspect every package that you receive.
- Be on the look-out for any weird, crescent-shaped, purse-like objects that may be attached to your items – those are roach egg sacs! Be sure to lift the flaps and look around, roaches love to hide in corrugated cardboard.
- Unless you need to save that box for reuse, take it outside and recycle as soon as possible.
German roaches can be especially hard to spot and are extremely quick, making it difficult to catch them. Being proactive about packages, especially ones that contain human or pet food, can help prevent those roaches from taking over your house.
But never fear! If you’re worried about roaches getting into your house, or if you have a roach problem already and need a hand, we are ready to help.
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