German Cockroach

Smaller and faster than most species of cockroaches, German Cockroaches reproduce constantly, are adept climbers and have a shorter lifespan. Because of these traits, this particular species of cockroach has been able to infest indoor environments more successfully.


  • Adult are 13–15 mm long.
  • Pronotum (head shield) has 2 dark stripes running down the sides.
  • Males are a light tan colour with a longer body.
  • Females are darker with plump abdomens.


  • Adult German cockroaches have wings, but they rarely fly, preferring to run
  • Though capable of living outdoors, the pest are commonly found indoors
  • Generally prefer warmer and more humid areas
  • In homes, the pest will typically be found in kitchens and bathrooms


  • Females produce 4–9 oothecae (egg case), containing 37–44 individual eggs.
  • Nymphs take 30–60 days to mature into adults.

Signs of Infestation

  • Fecal droppings
  • Egg casings
  • Cockroach odor
  • Dead roaches

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