german cockroach

German cockroaches are light brown to tan in color with two dark, almost parallel stripes located on their backs, just behind their heads.  It is the most common cockroach species of cockroaches since they can breed at a rate of up to six generations per year.  They like to live in warm, humid places close to food and moisture source and are frequently found in kitchen environments and bathrooms and can really frighten you when you turn on the light.

The German cockroaches have six legs and are oval in shape and are small only ½ -5/8 long and live in every state of the country. This type of cockroach has three developmental stages: egg, nymph, and adult. The female cockroach produces a light brown, purse-shaped egg capsule that is less than 1/4 inch long and contains two rows of eggs. Each capsule contains up to 48 eggs. The adult females usually produce from four to eight egg capsules during their lifetime  The egg capsules are carried by the female, protruding from the abdomen, until hatching time when they are deposited into crevices and other sheltered locations.

These pests are good hitchhikers and often find their way into your home through grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons and secondhand appliances.  It would be wise to unpack the bags and boxes in your garage, and then take the boxes and bags and put them into outdoor garbage receptacles.  Here is a fun fact - the German cockroach can live even when they are headless, for about a week. WHAT? Their brains do not control all of their functions. The organs that control the vital functions can be found in the thorax or the middle part of the cockroach. Therefore, a cockroach can lose its head and still survive. It won’t be able to drink, though, so it eventually dies of thirst.

Medical studies have shown that German cockroach allergens cause allergic reactions and can exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children. This makes German cockroach control incredibly vital.

To prevent German cockroaches from infesting your home try to keep a spotless kitchen, seal all entrances around utility pipes and ventilate crawl spaces to prevent moisture buildup. If there is evidence of a cockroach infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the German cockroach problem.

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