Identifying The German Cockroach

The German cockroach is the most widely seen roach in homes all over the world. This roach can be identified by the two black stripes that run side by side from front to back, on the top of the head. It is light brown in color and its wings are as long as its body It produces eggs which are darker in color almost black, which become lighter as they mature. They are found mainly indoors.Identifying the German cockroach is fairly easy the adult German roach is small and only grows to about one half of an inch long; the male is narrower than the female. The female roach has an identifiable egg sac which holds 30 to 40 eggs.

The roach enjoys living in kitchens and bathrooms or any place which has plenty of food , water and shelter, but as their population increases you will likely see them in every dark corner and closed in space in your home or office. They like to run around in places where there is moisture, under sinks, along drain pipes and in the cracks and crevices along walls. They can also be found inside appliances. The German cockroach is unique in that although they can easily thrive in the above mentioned environment, they have a preference for warm air, that is, places such as heating vents and furnaces.

When you see roaches around during the day then you likely have a large infestation, because this means that their population is so large that their nesting areas have become overcrowded. The best way to deal with roaches is cleanliness .that is good sanitation or putting out borax-laced roach bait .Once you have dealt with the infestation , you will have to fix leaks , dispose of food and drinks properly do not leave crumbs laying about, as well as get rid of excess clutter.