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How To Get Rid Of German Roaches Overnight

Posted on February 23, 2024

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How To Get Rid Of German Roaches Overnight

Many would agree that roaches are one of the grossest pests to deal with in Tennessee. Though they are small in size they carry diseases, ruin food, and smell.  In our previous blog, we covered the different types of roaches in the state. Out of the 10 different types we covered, one that is widely present in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi is the German cockroach. 

Getting rid of these pests can be tricky, but with this guide, you’ll be able to start successfully eliminating these pests overnight.

Signs Of A German Roach Infestation

You can’t get rid of roaches unless you know for certain that they are already in your home, and how to identify them. Focus on areas of your home that are already common spots for pests, such as kitchens and bathrooms.

The German cockroach is light brown or tan in color and typically measures about 1/2 to 5/8 inch in length. They are easily identifiable by two dark parallel stripes running down their back. But due to their small size, you may have difficulty spotting them. But don’t worry, there are other signs to look for as well. 

One of the telltale signs that there are roaches in your home is finding black droppings. The German cockroach will leave droppings whenever they move. You also need to look for an egg sack or egg capsules, along with any sightings of these creatures running around themselves. You can also read our guide on German roach infestation to learn more.

German roach infestation

Tips On Getting Rid Of Roaches! 

If you notice several signs of a roach infestation it’s time to be on the offense. Do the following to begin eliminating these pests:

Seal And Sanitize Your Home

One of the things that make roaches very comfortable is damp and dirty environments. This is what you need to avoid at all costs. 

To successfully get rid of a German roach infestation, you and your family need to maintain a high level of cleanliness. What does this include? Well, everything. You need to regularly wipe down surfaces, clean up food crumbs, and take out the trash regularly. By eliminating food and water sources, you can make your home less attractive to roaches and reduce the likelihood of an infestation.

Additionally, maintaining and decluttering other areas, and not just your kitchen, will eliminate potential hiding spots, making it more difficult for roaches to thrive.


To prevent German roaches from entering your home, it’s crucial to control an infestation. Apart from cleaning, take the next step and look for the nooks and crannies that are giving way to roach entry. Due to regular wear and tear, cracks can start to develop in multiple areas of your home. These areas can become entry points for the roaches, and German roaches, being small, take this to their advantage. 

Simply seal any cracks or gaps in walls, floors, and doors. Focus especially on areas around pipes and cables, as these are common entry points. By effectively sealing these openings, you can block the door with which roaches infiltrate your living space.

Use German Roach Baits 

After you ensure that everything is clean and the gaps are sealed, it’s time to take measures to counter the roaches already inside your home. Luckily, special baits can help you get rid of German roaches overnight. 

There are several types of bait available from different manufacturers, but they all follow a similar design that attracts the roaches and intoxicates them. The best bait for German roaches contains slow-acting insecticide that the roaches ingest and then carry back to their nests. 

All you need to do is place these baits in areas where these roaches are likely to hide. Ensure that you target the area under sinks and behind your appliances, as these areas are more likely to be inhabited by roaches.

Using gel bait for German roaches is particularly effective because it targets the entire colony, including the hard-to-reach eggs, helping to break the breeding cycle.

Use German Roach Spray 

Roach sprays can be a quick and effective way to deal with German roaches. 

While you have to wait to see if the roach bait worked effectively, the spray comes in cans and works almost immediately. These aerosol sprays are designed to kill roaches on contact, making them ideal for use when the infestation is severe.

However, it’s important to use these sprays carefully and according to the instructions on the label. While using spray, you need to keep in mind, the following things: 

  • Be sure to wear gloves and a mask to protect yourself from the insecticide.
  • Avoid spraying near food preparation areas or where pets and children may come into contact with the spray. 
  • Use the roach spray in conjunction with other methods, such as baits and proper sanitation methods, for a more comprehensive approach to cockroach control.
Sprays are effective in eliminating german roaches
Sprays are effective in eliminating german roaches

Prevent Future Infestations Today

Once you have eliminated the roaches from your home, it’s important to take steps to prevent them from coming back. You need to take good care of your home, make sure you keep everything clean, and keep your doors and windows in perfect condition. However, if you are still finding adult German roaches, then it’s time to hire a pest control company.  

Luckily, our team at Jamison Pest and Lawn are expert German roach exterminators. Our team eliminates German roaches effectively. We tailor our treatments to your home’s specific needs, making sure that these pests are eradicated fast so you can be comfortable in your home once again. Trust us to deliver results and give us a call today at (901) 452-1505 to book a consultation. 

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