Light brown to tan, with two dark, almost parallel stripes located on their backs, just behind their heads
Found throughout the United States
German cockroaches multiply very quickly by carrying capsules containing 30-48 eggs each until they hatch. They are mostly active at night and in the daylight hours they hide in dark protective crevices. They also are great hitchhikers to find their way to new structures via luggage, grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons, and secondhand furniture and appliances. German cockroaches are general feeders and will feed on almost anything, including soap, glue, toothpaste, and hair, but prefer beverage residue such as beer spills.
German cockroaches prefer warm humid environments that are close to food and water sources. They are very resourceful and will even settle for dresser drawers if the infestations are heavy. Infestations in multi-unit apartments buildings are breeding grounds because the units share walls and plumbing. German cockroaches are commonly found in residential and commercial kitchens, and bathrooms.
Controlling german cockroaches is incredibly vital. In addition to being a nuisance pest, the German cockroach has been associated with illness and allergic reactions in many people. Cockroaches have been reported to transmit more than 30 kinds of bacteria, parasitic worms and human pathogens. They pick up germs on their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. German cockroach allergens cause allergic reactions and exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children.
German Cockroach Prevention
If you suspect a german cockroach infestation, it is important to hire a pest control professional to rid your home of german cockroaches as soon as possible. The most effective way to get rid of german cockroaches call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection*. Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.