GERMAN COCKROACH

PEST DATA:
Color: Brown with two parallel stripes
Legs: 6
Shape: Long, oval
Size: 1/2 – 5/8″
Region: Entire US

HABITS:
German cockroaches prefer warm humid environments and will eat almost anything.

HABITAT:

Any crack or crevice as small as 3/8″ can allow cockroaches access to a home or building. They will infest any room where food and water are located and will eat other insects, wallpaper paste, toothpaste, pet food, soap, fecal matter, sewage and anything with nutritional value.

THREATS:
Cockroaches carry bacteria, parasitic worms, numerous diseases, cause allergic reactions and aggravate asthma in people and pets.

PREVENTION:
Vigilant attention to sanitation practices including the daily removal of indoor trash, keeping counter surfaces clean, and keeping sinks free of dishes containing food residue.  Eliminate open waste bins.  Clean pet bowls and waste immediately.  Repair or replace screens on doors and windows.