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The Insect Spotlight

Updated: Aug 15, 2020

Insect Spotlight - German cockroach

German Cockroaches are what we all think of when asked to picture a "Cockroach." They are small glossy dark brown insects with paler spiky legs and thin antennae. These scavengers are quick and have adhesive pads located on the bottom of their feet enabling them to crawl up walls and on ceilings. German Cockroaches are nocturnal, hiding behind stoves and plumbing, as well as, hiding in cupboards. At night this creepy crawly scurries around looking for any food sources they can. If German Cockroaches are seen scavenging during the day, this can be an indication of a severe infestation. German Cockroaches can lay multiple generations of larvae a year. Each egg contains about thirty nymphs. A female German Cockroach can be identified by her darker color and possibly what looks like a grain of rice near the end of her abdomen. This rice like speck is an egg that she will lay next to a food and water source. She does this so the nymphs can immediately begin to feed when they hatch.

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