German Cockroach

German Cockroach Facts, Identification & Control

Latin Name: Blattella germanica


About 5/8-inch long. Light to medium brown with two dark longitudinal streaks on the thorax.


Nocturnal; primarily infests areas close to food, moisture and warmth. Most common cockroach found in and around apartments, homes, supermarkets and restaurants.


Scavenger; eats almost anything.


Females can produce one egg capsule every 20 to 25 days. Each capsule contains from 18 to 48 eggs. Newborns become adults in as little as 36 days. Adults can live up to one year.