Shape and size:
German cockroaches grow up to 16mm in length and range from tan to almost black in color. Although the adults have wings, they are not adept fliers. This species is identifiable by the two dark parallel streaks running from behind the head to the base of the wings.
Signs of a German Cockroach infestation:
The German cockroach is the most commonly found species in the Pacific Northwest. They are particularly drawn to multi-family residences and apartment communities. German cockroaches prefer areas that are warm, humid, and close to food and water supplies, such as food preparation areas, kitchens and bathrooms. These roaches breed at a very rapid rate. Signs of an infestation include fecal droppings, egg casings, an oily and musky odor and dead roaches.