German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) are one of the most common species of cockroach found in homes and buildings worldwide
German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) are one of the most common species of cockroach found in homes and buildings worldwide. These roaches are light brown or tan in color, with two black stripes on their pronotum (the shield-like plate that covers their thorax). They are smaller than other species of cockroaches, typically measuring between 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch in length.
German cockroaches are a major pest in many homes and buildings, and they can have a number of negative effects. These roaches can cause allergic reactions in some people, with symptoms ranging from skin rashes and itching to nasal congestion and asthma. Additionally, German cockroaches are known to carry and transmit disease-causing pathogens, such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause food poisoning and other illnesses.
German cockroaches can also cause damage to your home. They are known to chew on materials such as paper, cardboard, and fabric, and they can cause damage to books, clothing, and other items in your home. In addition, their feces and shed skins can accumulate over time, creating an unsanitary environment and a potential health hazard. If left untreated, a German cockroach infestation can quickly get out of hand, with populations reaching into the thousands and posing a significant health and safety risk to you and your family.