Do I have German Roaches ?
What does a German cockroach look like?
Cockroaches, in general, are flat and oval in shape with six legs and a pair of antennae. German cockroaches range in size from ½ inch to 5/8 of an inch long. They are light brown to tan in color and often distinguished by two dark stripes down their back.
German roaches facts
The ootheca (egg case) of the German cockroach contains between 35-40 eggs.
The female holds onto the egg case for a month and releases it just before it is about to hatch.
A German Cockroach takes from six weeks to six months to reach maturity.
German cockroaches can carry salmonella and other diseases.
Cockroach droppings have even been linked to increases in eczema and asthma.