german cockroach pest control

German Cockroach

  • Latin Name: Blattella germanica
  • Length: 1.3 – 1.6 cm
  • Color: varies from tan to almost black

How to get rid of German Cockroach?

The German Cockroach, measuring about 1 in (2.5 cm) in length at maturity. It is dark brown to black in color and has a glossy body. The female Oriental cockroach has a somewhat different appearance to the male, appearing to be wingless at a casual glance but has two very short and useless wings just below its head. It has a wider body than the male. The male has long wings, which cover a majority of its body and are brown in color, and has a more narrow body. The odd male is capable of very short flights, ranging about 2 m (200 cm) to 3 m (300 cm). The female Oriental cockroach looks somewhat similar to the Florida woods cockroach and may be mistaken for it.

The German cockroach (also known as Waterbug) is a large species of cockroach that tends to travel somewhat more slowly than other species. They are often called “waterbugs” since they prefer dark, moist places. They can often be found around decaying organic matter, and in sewers, drains, damp basements, porches, and other damp locations. They can be found outside in bushes, under leaf groundcover, under mulch, and around other damp places outdoors.

German Cockroach Pest Control

In order to thrive, cockroaches need a place to hide.

The German cockroach is very successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings and is very hardy and resilient against attempts at pest control. This is because of the large number of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to easily hide due to their small size.

Since this cockroach is smaller than many other species, it can more easily hide and fit into very small cracks and crevices to evade humans. That is also the main reason they can most effectively be controlled with bait in cracks and crevices near harborages. These types of pest control methods should kill 95% of the overall population in a property due to their fast reproductive cycles.


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