Pest Guides

German Cockroach

Blatella germanica

Appearance

 

German Cockroach
  • 12 – 15mm long.
  • Brown with 2 dark stripes on thorax.
  • The wings are as long as the body or slightly overlapping in both sexes.
  • Runs and climbs (sticky pads on the feet).

Lifecycle

  • 12 – 15 mm
  • Brown with 2 dark stripes on thorax.
  • The wings are as long as the body or slightly overlapping in both sexes.
  • Runs and climbs (sticky pads on the feet).

Habits

  • Heated buildings, often kitchens and ships. Prefers high temperatures and humidities.
  • Nocturnal.
  • Omnivorous.