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Cockroaches Found In Washington State

German Cockroaches

What Do German Cockroaches Look Like?

German cockroaches tend to be light brown with two dark streaks that run down their bodies, growing to be about 1/2 of an inch in length. The male German cockroach has a slenderer body than the female. These cockroaches have wings but can barely fly.

Where Can I Find German Cockroaches?

German cockroaches tend to live exclusively near humans, especially in cold climates. Some studies have shown that German cockroaches cannot survive in buildings without a central heating system in northern locations. They have a particular propensity to congregate in apartments, restaurants, food processing plants, motels, and nursing homes.

How Do German Cockroaches Behave?

German cockroaches only live for about 100 days but breed continuously throughout their lifecycle. They prefer starchy, sugary foods or grease and meat but may settle for soap, glue, or toothpaste if food is scarce. They have even been known to chew on the wings or legs of other German cockroaches when other food sources are not available.

German cockroaches frequently leave feces and secretions in food and food products. They can also carry disease-ridden organisms that can sicken humans or cause serious allergic reactions.

Choose Mathis Exterminating to Help You Deal with Cockroaches

If you’ve had a cockroach sighting, there’s a good chance there are more where it came from. For the safety of your family or business, call the professionals at Mathis Exterminating as soon as you suspect a pest problem. We can help identify what species has invaded your home and give you a free pest removal estimate.

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