General Info
  • German cockroaches are 6 to 12 millimeters long and generally hide in the daytime
  • After dark, cockroaches come out to mate and look for food
  • German cockroaches can be very tough to control because they reproduce so quickly
Where They Hide
  • German cockroaches always live indoors, usually invading the kitchen, storeroom, and bathroom
  • They like to hide in cracks, crevices, or other protected areas that are suitably warm and humid during the daytime hours
What They Want From You
  • Food, water, warmth
  • German cockroaches are especially attracted to foods that have sugar, starch, or grease, but will feed on almost anything
Why They’re A Problem
  • Some German cockroaches can pick-up, carry and spread harmful bacteria, such as Salmonella and may spread germs causing Diarrhea, Typhoid and Cholera
  • They deposit their feces in cupboards, sinks, and on countertops
  • They are a source of allergies and asthma in children (make sure to sweep up and remove dead cockroaches and their feces to decrease this impact)
Tips For Limiting Entry and Avoiding Future Problems

Eliminate their food and water sources and hiding places:

  • Remove food spills and exposed food, especially near appliances
  • Store food in sealed containers
  • Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink
  • Throw away garbage regularly and tie the bag tightly
  • Throw away old boxes and newspaper that serve as good hiding places
  • Clean regularly behind ovens, microwaves, toasters, and refrigerators
  • Keep food out of bedrooms and living rooms
  • Keep storage areas dry

Seal up points of access to keep them out:

  • Seal cracks and crevices where cockroaches can hide
  • Seal areas where they can enter your apartment from neighboring units

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German-Cockroach size bar

3.18 to 12.7 millimeters long


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