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Roaches : German Cockroach

Approximate size

1.1 to 1.6 m long


Varies from tan to almost black in color and has two dark, roughly parallel streaks on the pronotum running anteroposterioryly from the head to the base of the wings. These cockroaches do not fly, but they may glide when disturbed.

Common places to find bug

German cockroaches live in temperate or tropical environments. They prefer warm, humid weather and are solely terrestrial. They inhabit a variety of habitats, from very moist areas to somewhat drier areas. Like most all cockroaches, German cockroaches prefer confined spaces, so they can hide within small cracks and crevices that are easy to overlook.

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