Identify Your Pest

German Cockroach

Quick Facts


1.1-1.6 cm long

Preferred Habitat

German cockroaches prefer to live in tropical environments if they are outdoors. When found indoors, you can find german cockroaches in kitchens and bathrooms.

Known Health Issues

German cockroaches can transmit diseases including Salmonella, and E. coli.
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The German cockroach is the cockroach you grew up hearing about—they’re difficult to kill and are a headache-inducing nuisance. In fact, the cockroach can live underwater for 30 minutes. These cockroaches reproduce quickly, producing 4-6 egg cases in their lifetime. Each egg case carries approximately 30-40 eggs.


Is the German Cockroach Dangerous?

Bites of a German cockroach can cause allergic reactions, including swelling and lesions. German cockroaches have been known to spread diseases, such as gastroenteritis, which means the afflicted person may suffer diarrhea, upset stomach, and more. Perhaps most disturbing of all—these cockroaches have been known to feast on skin, eyelashes, fingernails, etc.