German Cockroach

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GERMAN COCKROACH

Appearance: 1/2 – 3/4 inch or bigger with a tan to dark brown color

Habitat and Behavior: German cockroaches are one of the most common household pests found in the world. They are very resilient and boast a very short period between birth and sexual maturity. They are mainly found around human habitats such as homes, hotels, food processing plants, restaurants. German cockroaches can literally make you sick as they have been found to carry the pathogens that lead to several diseases as well as bacteria and viruses.

Diet: Although they prefer sugar, starchy foods, meat or grease, these roaches are omnivorous and also may scavenge on whatever they can find if the need arises.

Control: Treating the infested area with a mixture of baits and sprays is most effective. Baits are especially recommended since German cockroaches are known to hide in hard to reach areas where normal sprays may be ineffective.