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German Cockroach

Blatella germanica

Places to watch
The most common roach in U.S. homes. Breeds throughout the year. Favors humid atmosphere and an average temperature of 70 degrees. Found in dark, moist areas such as around bathtubs, clothes hampers, sewers and basement corners. May also be found wherever food is prepared and stored.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Adults are about 1/2″ long, brown with two dark streaks on the thorax. The female is darker in color with a broader, more rounded posterior. Both sexes have wings as long as their bodies.

28.02.2014 Category: Bug identification

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