German Cockroach

The German cockroach is the most common household and commercial cockroach worldwide. Similar in size to the brown-banded cockroach, they are ½ inches in length. They are ovular-shaped with light brown to tan coloration. Unlike other cockroaches, German cockroaches lack fully-developed wings. They have wings, but can only glide rather than fly with them.

Not as frequently found in homes and apartments, German cockroaches prefer commercial properties with food preparation areas like restaurants, hotels, and nursing homes. Like most cockroaches, they prefer damp, dark areas to live in. Common hiding places for these roaches are enclosed spaces like under appliances or in cracks and crevices.

Female cockroaches can lay up to 50 eggs at a time. Eggs hatch very rapidly within only 24 hours of being laid. However, most young die during the molting time to full maturity. German cockroaches live up to 7-10 months in which a female can produce up to 30,000 offspring in a year.

How Do I Get Rid of German Cockroach?

Cockroaches are a serious pest to have in your home or business, especially German cockroaches. With their fast reproduction, one cockroach can turn into hundreds of cockroaches within just a few days. They are also a major health risk due to the chance of carrying diseases that can contaminate food and utensils.

If cockroaches have already invaded your home, give us a call here at Advanced Wildlife Control as soon as you can to help with your roach problem. Our technicians are fully equipped to help you eliminate your residential, commercial, or industrial cockroach problems. We will help seal up any entry points where cockroaches can get in and suggest ways to help prevent future cockroach problems.

DID YOU KNOW? – The German cockroach, contrary to its name, is now believed to have originated in Africa or Southeast Asia!

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