German Cockroach


German cockroaches are a smaller type of cockroach, generally only growing to be 1.1 to 1.6 cm in length. Varying in color, the German cockroach can appear tan or almost black. The two dark and roughly parallel streaks that run behind the head to the base of the wings are a sure characteristic of German cockroaches. German cockroaches are not able to fly but may glide when disturbed.


The German cockroach is nocturnal but may be spotted during the day if the population is overcrowded or disturbed. Generally found in the kitchen - German cockroaches are found seeking food such as meats, starches, sugars, and fatty foods. If there is limited food access the pest may eat household items such as soap, glue, and toothpaste.

Entry and Damage

German cockroaches can be difficult to control. Critter Control of Seattle is experienced in pest control services involving the control of cockroaches and other pests. If you are suspecting an infestation involving German cockroaches, give Critter Control of Seattle a call!

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