One of the most notorious common cockroaches in the household is the German cockroach. They are easily identifiable and mostly found in houses, restaurants and hotels. These cockroaches are much bigger than Australian and American cockroaches. The adult can grow about 12 to 15 mm and they’re one foul pest that is a tremendous nuisance to environment and household.
Notorious for their world-wide supply, German cockroaches are easily recognisable 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, generally 3-4 generations annually. As it is most commonly found indoors, it prefers moist, humid conditions and are typically found in kitchens and bathrooms in homes and commercial properties.
Adults are half an inch long, light to medium brown with 2 dark distinctive strips behind the head. The young are wingless, smaller and much darker in colour, with a light stripe on their backs. German cockroaches will eat anything. They stay near food and water source. Females reproduce one egg capsule every 3-4 weeks. Each capsule contains 25-45 eggs. Infestations are usually found in kitchens, bathrooms, but can inhabit other areas if there is a heavy population or you have run them into each other with the repellent effect of insecticides.
If the population is large enough, they will spread over adjacent rooms. They move around freely at night, however, if you see them throughout the day, it most likely is because of overcrowding in their hiding places or a shortage of food and water supply. Cracks and crevices are their nesting areas; they spend about 75% of their time in these places breeding.
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