American Roach

Brown Banded Roach

German Roach

Oriental Roach

German Cockroach

Description:

German CockroachAdults are 0.5 – 0.625 inches long with wings and have two dark stripes on their back. Nymphs are darker than adults and do not have wings.

Behavior:

German Cockroaches prefer consistent temperatures between 70 to 80 degrees and are mostly active in nighttime hours. Daytime sightings can indicate high population levels. They prefer tight cracks and crevices close to food and moisture sources. They are most commonly seen in kitchen and bathrooms. Besides human food, German Cockroaches can also feed on paper, canvas, hair, fabric, glue, toothpaste, and even soap.

Control:

Roaches In Door Track

A thorough inspection and treatment is essential when dealing with German Cockroaches. Sanitation improvement is crucial. If this type of roach is deprived of food and water they will perish or move. The use of baits, dusts, insect growth regulators (IGRs), and residual insecticides are necessary for a complete control effort.

Fun fact:

One pregnant German Cockroach has the biological potential of starting a population of 63 million roaches over a period of one year.