- German Cockroach -
What is the history of cockroaches?
What are some physical attributes of roaches?
What kind of conditions do cockroaches thrive in?
Where you find cockroaches is many and varied but all species have one thing in common–they like the heat. In the South and Southeast, you will find a good number of cockroaches that prefer the outdoors. Some of these include the American and Smoky brown cockroach. In the Southwest, the Oriental cockroach is an abundant outdoor roach; however, in the Northeast, the Oriental roach thrives indoors in basements, septic systems, drainage pipes, and other damp areas. Another example of a roach that changes its preference of habitat depending on the climate is the Australian roach. In warmer climates, it is an outdoor insect. However, in the North, you can find them primarily in greenhouses and plants located in shopping malls and office buildings.
Why you should be aware of the German cockroach.
Of all the different roach species, one takes precedence over all others–the German cockroach. Probably the most outstanding fact that separates the German cockroach from its relatives is the number of offspring that females can produce each year. While the American cockroach hatches approximately 800 baby roaches per year, the German cockroach hatches 10,000. Consider that if you see one roach in your house, by the same time the following year, you could have 10,000. If you see somewhere around ten or fifteen, you could have 100,000 within a year.
German cockroaches can be found just about anywhere. They live in schools, homes, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, airplanes and offices.
Where does the true danger of roaches lie?
When will most cockroaches be seen?