About 1/2 inch in length with dark strips on a shield behind their head. Females may be seen carrying an egg capsule behind them, which contain 24 to 48 eggs.
Damage / Signs of Presence:
Transmission of disease and contamination of food is a real problem with German roaches. German roaches leave deposits behind like a fly speck.
German roaches like tight confined area because they like to have pressure on three sides of their body. Warm and moist conditions are ideal for German roaches. They are most active at night. They also stay hidden when they’re not feeding.
Gradual Metamorphosis- Egg, Nymph and Adult. The nymphs look like the adult only without wings.
Various methods are used depending on the size and location of the population. Baits have become very effective.