Roaches - German (Blattella Germanical)
- Size: About 5/8 inch long (17mm)
- Color: Sometimes confused with German cockroach; often hide egg capsules in furniture; not as dependent on moisture as other species.
- Facts: Without food adults may die in two weeks, but they can live a month with water.
- Appearance: About five-eighths (5/8) inch long; light to medium brown, with two dark longitudinal streaks on the thorax.
- Habits: Nocturnal; primarily infest areas close to food, moisture and warmth; most common cockroach found in and around apartments, homes, supermarkets and restaurants.
- Diet: Scavengers; eat almost anything.
- Reproduction: Females can produce one egg capsule every 20 to 25 days; each capsule contains from 18 to 48 eggs; newly born become adults in as little as 36 days; adults can live up to one year.
- Other Information: Extremely heavy infestations are not uncommon; often found aboard ships; widest distribution of all cockroaches in U.S.