Refrigerators & Roaches-It’s worth a look

Do you pull out the refrigerator when you service a home? I’ll admit I don’t do this every time and hardly ever on regular maintenance where there is no real problem. Having said that, if you have or suspect german roaches there is probably no better thing you can do for your treatment. Besides roaches, earwigs, mice, spiders and just about any pest you can think of can and will hide behind this big and undisturbed oasis of your kitchen.

It’s A Perfect World

If you think of it, the refrigerator is it’s own mini environment that has everything a roach could ever need. Warmth from the motor, protection from sprays, water from the condensation tray and you can’t get any closer to the food. Now I realize the older units aren’t to easy to budge but in the last few years it seems they’ve made these things so efficient that they seem to just glide out for easy maintenance. So, if you’ve don’t routinely pull out the fridge, maybe it’s time to give it a try. You’re german roach jobs will improve tremendously.

Oh and for you hardcore techs or those who just like gross pictures and videos. Follow this link for my video on Infested Refrigerators and What To Do About Them. You’ll get your fill of gross 😉

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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  • lizzy

    I have a question. WE just bought a fridge f or next to nothing used…only to discover its got a roach problem. fortunately we never brought it into our home its just sitting outside until we knwo what to do. how do we get rid of the roaches in the fridge??

  • If it is just sitting outside –wrap it in plastic and place a strip of a product called No Pest Strip… This is a commonly sold and used product that’s been around for years. The vapors from it will kill any insect in the given amount of time… Read the label