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German Roach

Habitat

Cracks, crevices, cardboard boxes, chimneys, and other dark places that offer protection. Kitchen cabinets, chairs, and tables.

  • Size: 1/4" - 3/4"
  • Color: Brown to Dark Brown
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: Oval and flat-bodied
  • Antennae: True

Control / Prevention

Caulking the cracks, crevices, and holes in the house so the roaches can't walk right in is the first step in control.

Threats

Ruins food stuff. Most cockroaches live outside and help to decay organic matter. Believed to spread disease, but contrary to popular opinion, they rarely if ever spread human disease.

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