The German cockroach is one of the most common roaches found in apartment homes, restaurants, and hotels. German cockroaches (eggs included). A large German roach population will produce a foul odor. These roaches prefer moisture, food, and warmth. Sanitation steps are crucial in controlling German roaches. German Roaches can be a serious health hazard in restaurants.
Notorious for their world-wide supply, 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, generally 3-4 generations annually. As it is most commonly found inside, it prefers wet, humid conditions and are typically located in kitchens and bathrooms in homes and commercial properties.
Adults are half an inch long, light to medium brown with two dark distinctive stripes behind the head. The young are wingless, smaller and much darker in colour, with a light stripe in their backs. German cockroaches will eat anything. They stay close to 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 different areas if there is a heavy population or you have run them into each other with the repellent effect of insecticides.
You can also found their egg cases that look like coffee beans, dark brown in colour. Accompanied by egg cases is their extremely nausea-triggering odor. This can be obvious 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 throughout the day. If you spot them during the day, it probably is due to overcrowding in their hiding places or a lack of food and water supply. Cracks and crevices are their nesting places; they spend about 75% of the time in these places breeding.
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