German Cockroach

DESCRIPTION:

The adults are about inch long and light brown. There are two black stripes on the body region behind the head. The immature stages lack wings and have two dark brown stripes the length of the body. The egg case is about inch long and light brown.

BIOLOGY:

(Blattella germanica) This cockroach remains indoors and infests kitchens and bathrooms. Large populations my develop when there is abundant food and water. The female produces an egg case every month for about six months; there are about 40 eggs per egg case.

SOLUTION:

Removing food scraps and water sources from infested areas will help to limit these pests. Use sticky traps to locate infested sites. Chemical control in the form of aerosols, dusts or baits directed at these infested sites may be necessary to control severe infestations. There is insecticide resistance in some populations.