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If you find cockroaches in your house scurrying across counters and walls or darting behind a crack in the wall, it is more likely than not German cockroaches. German cockroaches are small roaches that have adapted to living indoors with people. Our homes, restaurants, grocery stores, schools, and anywhere else food is stored or prepared can be home to German cockroaches. 

German cockroaches and most other species are attracted to warmth and moisture. Their primary mode of transportation into homes and businesses is hitchhiking. They will crawl into boxes, onto furniture, into electronics, and other items and move wherever we take them. Once they enter our homes, they move to dark, quiet areas and emerge to forage for food at night. Their presence poses a health risk because these insects spread pathogens, bacteria, parasites, and allergens. 

Cockroach Prevention Tips: Controlling food and moisture sources is key to preventing problems with cockroaches. Repair leaky pipes, ensure your home is well-ventilated, and use dehumidifiers to reduce humidity levels. Regularly remove trash from your home, vacuum, and store your food in the fridge or airtight containers. Never leave out uneaten pet food, and keep indoor and outdoor dining areas free of food debris.