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German Cockroaches

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What do German cockroaches look like?

At less than an inch long, adult German cockroaches are considerably smaller than American roaches. Adults have flattened, oval-shaped bodies that are light brown to tan in coloring with two, almost parallel stripes on their pronotum. They have six legs and two sets of wings. 

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Pest Facts

Did you know?

  • German cockroaches love heat and humidity.
  • A cockroach can live a whole week without its head and only expires from lack of water.
  • German cockroaches are the most common type of roach in the United States.
  • German cockroaches love a good book - to eat that is.


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Biology and behaviors of German cockroaches

Similar to American roaches, females of this species lay their eggs in oothecas, or protective capsules, that contain up to 40 eggs. Upon hatching, the nymphal stage begins. Nymphs do not have wings and molt five to six times before becoming adults.

German cockroaches are nocturnal and will emerge from hiding places after dark in order to find food. 

Where are you likely to find German cockroaches indoors?

German cockroaches are mostly found in kitchens and bathrooms, where they have access to both food and water. 

What do German cockroaches eat?

German cockroaches are omnivorous, eating a wide variety of human food as well as pet food. They also feed on leather, book bindings, dead insects and excrement. 

Signs of a German cockroach infestation

While German cockroaches are primarily active at night, seeing one crawling across your kitchen floor or countertops during the day is a very good indication that you have a German cockroach problem. Other signs include:

  • Droppings that resemble ground pepper or coffee grounds
  • Dead cockroaches
  • Shed skins
  • An oily, musty smell

Are German cockroaches dangerous?

Although German cockroaches do not bite, they have the potential to carry and transmit viruses, bacteria, and parasites on their bodies. Salmonella (food poisoning), diarrhea, and dysentery are all serious health concerns associated with this pest. Also, their feces and shed skins may trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks in some individuals. 

How do you get rid of German cockroaches?

If your home or business has been infested by German cockroaches, contact Greenway Pest Solutions for effective cockroach control today. Offering accurate identification and comprehensive treatments that eradicate German roaches and other types of roaches, our local highly trained and fully licensed pest control specialists have the knowledge, tools, and experience to resolve your cockroach problem, no matter how severe. 

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