What do German cockroaches look like and where do you see them? Usually found in the kitchen area, this pest is small, 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch in length, and medium yellowish-brown. German roaches can be distinguished from other roaches by two dark parallel stripes on the anterior, dorsal part of the thorax. If it is not the size of your thumb and it is reddish brown to black, it’s a female wood roach. If it is dark mahogany and the size of your thumb, then it is a smoky brown roach. If it is bigger (up to 1.5 inches), has wings, and is reddish-brown with a lighter border over the mind, then it’s an American roach.
The German cockroach is a cosmopolitan species, meaning, they are widely distributed to other countries, especially those with tropical climates. The adult female German roach can lay 35 to 45 Egg cases or called ootheca, which also encapsulates multiple eggs. These eggs hatch in approximately 1 month and the nymphs flourish to survive and develop into adults between 6 weeks to 6 months. German roaches can multiply fast, generally 3 to 4 generations per year. German cockroaches are nocturnal pests, meaning to say they are active nighttime creepy crawlers. They can thrive both indoors and outside and prefers wet, humid areas such as kitchens and bathrooms in homes and commercial properties.
Adults are half an inch long, light to medium brown with two dark identifying strips behind the head. The young are wingless, smaller and much darker in colour, with a light stripe on their backs. German cockroaches will eat anything. They stay close to food and water source. Ladies replicate one egg capsule every 3-4 weeks. Each capsule contains 25-45 eggs. Infestations are usually found in kitchens, bathrooms, but can inhabit different areas if there’s a heavy population or you’ve run them into each other with the repellent effect of insecticides.
You may also found their egg cases which look like coffee beans, dark brown in colour. Accompanied by egg cases is their exceptionally nausea-triggering odor. This can be evident when an infestation is large enough and spread over adjacent rooms. The majority of the roach population is found in the kitchen or bathrooms. Cockroaches are active at night and they’ve rarely seen during the day. If you spot them during the day, it most likely is because of overcrowding in their hiding places or a lack of water and food supply. Cracks and crevices are their nesting areas; they spend about 75 percent of the time in these places breeding.
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