The German Cockroach Is The Roach Family’s Biggest Threat To Your Home
If you see large numbers of roaches in your home most likely you’re looking at the German cockroach.
It’s the most often seen roach in households across the United States.
the roach that presents the biggest Homemade Spider Spray For House threat to your family’s health.
This roach is easy to identify by the two blacks stripes that run side-by-side, and from front to back, on the top of the head. The roach is tan, or light brown. The babies emerge from the eggs dark in color (almost black), and 1/8 inch long. They lighten as they mature.
Adult German roaches are small. The adult only grows one-half to 5/8 inch long. The male isn’t as wide as the female. If you aren’t familiar with cockroach recognition you probably won’t see that difference in width though.
The easiest way to tell the female from the male is by spotting the egg sac the female carries. Each generation of German roach lives an average of 103 days. Three to four generations start each year. The female during her life produces four to eight egg capsules that hatch after 28 to 30 days. Each egg sac holds 30 to 40 eggs. The sac is 5/16 inch in length, and camel brown.
Easy to see why the female carries an egg sac most of her adult life, huh?
The capsule stays attached to the female’s abdomen until just before the eggs start hatching. If she drops it too early the babies die due to lack of moisture.
German cockroaches eat anything that gives them nutrition. They particularly like living in kitchens and bathrooms. When the population grows large enough you’ll see them in every room as they spread out to find new hiding places.
You most often find them under the sink. They like to run along the water and drain pipes for the moisture. As their population grows they move into your cabinets. You’ll also see them in cracks, and other voids in the walls.
This pest enjoys tropical environments. If you’re looking for their hiding places be sure to check the insides of your appliances. They frequently turn up in the motor compartments of refrigerators, washers, and dryers.
These roaches are nighttime creatures. They hide out of sight during the daylight. Their nesting areas are often inside your walls where you can’t see them. The first indication that you have these pests is when you turn on a light during the night.
The sudden brightness sends them scurrying for cover.
(Or you feel, and hear, their bodies crunching under your feet if you leave the light off.)
When you see these roaches in the daytime you know you have a large infestation, and a serious threat to your family’s health. The only reason they venture into the light is their population grows so big that the nesting area becomes too crowded. There are so many of them that they spill out into more open spaces.
As with most species of cockroach …