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TheGerman cockroachis a smallerspeciesofcockroach, measuring about ½ inch long (as an adult); however, they
are known to get larger. It can be light tan through brown to almost black, and
has two dark parallel streaks running from the head to the base of the wings.
Although it has wings, it is unable to sustain flight.
cockroach is the number 1 roach in the World, and can be found throughout many
human settlements. These insects are particularly associated withrestaurants,food
homes. In colder climates, they are found only near
human habitats, since they are not very tolerant to cold. However German
cockroaches have been found as far north asAlert,
Nunavutand in the Southern Patagonia.
The German cockroach is originally
fromAfrica, it is very closely related to theAsian cockroach, and to the casual observer they appear nearly identical
and may be mistaken for the other. This cockroach can be seen in the day, especially
if there is a large population or if they have been disturbed, however, sightings are most commonly
reported in the evening hours as they aremost active at night.
type of cockroach can emit an unpleasant odor when excited or frightened.
German cockroach (also known as a "hood" in the U.S.) is very successful at
establishing anecological nichein buildings, and is very hardy
and resilient against attempts atpest control. This is because of the large
the short time period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to
easily hide due to their small size. The mother also carries the egg case
(called anootheca) with her
during thegermination period,
rather than depositing it like other species, a practice which would leave them
vulnerable in a human habitat to zealous attempts to wipe them out.
Adult female carrying an ootheca
cockroach is also smaller than many other species so it can more easily hide
and fit into very small cracks and crevices to evade humans. That is also the
main reason they can most effectively be controlled with bait in cracks and
crevices near harborages. These types of pest control methods must kill 95% of
the overall population to be effective in a property due to the fast
The German cockroach (discounting the presence ofpets), has few natural predatorsinside a human habitat. The
German cockroach'sthigmotacticnature compounds the difficulty
of pest control treatment. The immature cockroaches will live off excretions
and moults from the adult cockroaches and thus can remain hidden away from most
German cockroach isomnivorousand ascavenger. They particularly likestarch, sugary foods, grease and
meats. In certain situations where there is a shortage of food-items, they may
eat household items such as soap, glue and toothpaste or they may even turn
cannibalistic, often chewing on the wings and legs of each other.
Nymphs emerging from an ootheca
ensure the highest percentage of successful elimination, we strongly suggest
performing 3 simple steps: eliminate
potential food sources, eliminate clutter, and use a professional pest control
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