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 moderate 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 the thumb and it’s reddish brown to black, it’s a female wood roach. If It’s dark mahogany and the size of your thumb, then it is a smoky brown roach. If it is larger (up to 1.5 inches), has wings, and is reddish-brown using a lighter border over the mind, then it is an American roach.
Notorious for their global distribution, German cockroaches are easily identifiable by 2 dark longitudinal stripes on their pronotum. Adults grow to approximately 12-15mm in length. Females take 35 – 40 eggs in an ootheca (egg case) until they are ready to hatch. Hatch in 1 month. Nymphs take between 6 weeks to 6 months to develop into adults, normally 3-4 generations annually. As it is most commonly found indoors, it prefers moist, humid conditions and are typically located in kitchens and bathrooms in houses and commercial properties.
These creepy crawlers will leave marks that indicate their presence like excrement and egg cases (ootheca). They may also emit foul odors too because of their growing infestation. Their excrement droppings that look like black pepper. Do not just clean up these excrements without wearing protective gears. The bacteria from these excrement droppings are known to trigger allergies and asthma. It is important to take note of the location of this excrement to treat in these areas, however, remove it with a vacuum cleaner as soon as possible. The vast majority of the roach population is found in the kitchen or bathrooms.
You can also found their egg cases which look like coffee beans, dark brown in colour. Accompanied by egg cases is their extremely 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 located in the kitchen or bathrooms. Cockroaches are active at night and they have rarely seen during the day. If you spot them during the day, it most likely is due to overcrowding in their hiding places or a lack of water and food supply. Cracks and crevices are their nesting places; they spend about 75 percent of the time in these places breeding.
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