The German cockroaches are among the most frequent and notable household cockroaches on the world.
The German cockroach is a smaller species of roach ranging from 1/2 inch – 5/8 of an inch. They can be light brown and have 2 black parallel lines running from your head towards the bottom of the tails. They’ve wings but cannot sustain flight.
The German cockroach is often seen in kitchens and favors hot, humid areas like the toilet. They are typically found in dark, secluded harborage areas such as cabinets, behind cabinets, in wall voids. They’ve been proven to infest electric appliances such as blender foundations, and radios.
These insects are especially fond of invading restaurants, food processing plants, hotels and nursing homes that makes them an especially troublesome pest.
This roach is adaptable and difficult to eradicate once it becomes established. This is largely because of the simple fact that they generate a high number of nymphs (immature roaches) from each egg case. They also have a brief interval between arrival and sexual maturity. The mother carries the egg case along with her throughout the germination period, instead of depositing it as with other species. This retains the egg sac protected from predators and individual eradication.
German cockroaches are night bugs. They stay hidden in dark, secluded harborage regions daily. Since the German cockroach is bigger compared to other species it could conceal more easily hence making it more challenging to detect. If they’re seen throughout the daytime it’s a certain indication that there’s a massive population and you have to take immediate steps towards removal.