Know Your Pest

German Cockroach (Blatellagermanica)


Adult: 12-15mm long, yellowish brown with two dark brown vertical bands behind the head, females larger than males.

Life Span:

Eggs (20-40) contained in egg-case (ootheca) which is carried about by the female, protruding from her abdomen. Egg-case is glossy brown, 8mm long. Nymphs resemble adults and moult 6-7 times before becoming fully grown. Adults can live up to 4 months.