Adults are a medium brown and are about 1/2 - 5/8” long. German Cockroaches have two dark stripes on their pronotum (head region), which distinguishes them from other Cockroaches. Immature German Cockroaches resemble adults except they are smaller, nearly black in color, and have a single light stripe down the middle of the back.
German Cockroaches are usually found near sources of moisture usually in the kitchen and bathroom. Look for them in cracks, crevices, and voids around and under cabinets, appliances, behind pictures and molding and in other dark, undisturbed areas.
German Cockroaches found throughout a building away from food sources are usually considered a heavy infestation, or if they are seen in the home in broad daylight.
German roaches pose a major health problem because of the diseases they carry, including different forms of gastroenteritis such as food poisoning and dysentery, allergens, as well as other disease-producing protozoa and bacteria.
The German Cockroach is considered the most economically important urban pest in the U.S.
Sanitation is tremendously important to controlling German Cockroaches; however, no home is immune from their presence. In addition, make sure any products (especially boxes or paper products) brought into the home are free of roaches.
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