German Cockroach Facts

Facts:

  • German cockroaches are prevalent in houses, apartments, restaurants & hotels and are known for infestations
  • They’re considered small roaches and range from 1/2 of an inch to 5/8 of an inch long
  • They eat sweets, grease, meat and garbage
  • Their lifespan is about 200 days
  • One female can produce up to 100,000 cockroaches in one year, the fastest of any common pest cockroach species
  • Newborn German cockroaches become adults in as little as 36 days
  • They can fit into a crack as thin as a dime
  • Although German cockroaches have fully developed wings, they do not fly