(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.
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.