A German Cockroach is anywhere from a light brown to tan in color and 1/2 – 5/8″ long. German Cockroaches are not only a nuisance but are the most common of the cockroaches. They can bring illness and allergic reactions in many people. Although their preferences are dark warm places they can be found throughout structures. They are found primarily in kitchens and bathrooms but can be found in rooms where people eat. They can be brought in through paper products, grocery bags, boxes, drink cartons and second hand appliances. These cockroaches are known as hitchhikers as introduction into structures are from a source being brought in.
They feed on all kinds of food and even on toothpaste, soap and glue.
Prevention: Being careful and aware of what you bring into a structure, discarding of trash, paper products and boxes will help. If noted inside a structure, immediate pest control services are needed to reduce and eliminate population.