• Notorious for their worldwide distribution, German cockroaches are easily identifiable by 2 dark longitudinal stripes on their pronotum.
  • Adults grow to approximately 12 – 15mm in length.


  • Females carry 35 – 40 eggs in an ootheca (egg case) until they are ready to hatch.
  • Hatch in 1 month.
  • Nymphs take between 6 weeks to 6 months to develop into adults.
  • Generally 3-4 generations per year.


  • Most commonly found indoors.
  • Prefers wet, humid conditions and are typically found in kitchens and bathrooms in homes and commercial properties.