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German Cockroach

Quick Facts


Can reach up to 1/2 in. (13 mm) in size.

Preferred Habitat

Confined spaces with heat/water.

Known Health Issues

Transmit disease-causing bacteria to food sources and cause allergic reactions.
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The German cockroach is much smaller, at only 1/2 in. (13 mm) compared to its American counterpart. This species of cockroach is commonly found in food processing facilities, restaurants, hotels, and medical facilities such as nursing homes. They do poorly in severely cold conditions, so they try to invade homes or commercial buildings to stay warm during the winter time.

While they are small, these pests breed faster than any other cockroach and enjoy eating meat, sugar, starch, and fatty foods. They find tight spaces with water and heat to hide. These cockroaches transfer disease-causing bacteria to food sources and can cause allergic reactions in humans. Prevent these pests from invading your space and call us at Miller Pest & Termite today.