German Cockroaches

American Cockroaches

The German cockroach is one of the most common roaches found in apartment houses, restaurants, and hotels. A large German roach population will produce a foul odor. These roaches prefer moisture, food, and warmth. Sanitation measures are critical in controlling German roaches. German roaches can be a serious health hazard.German roaches are mainly seen during the night. They  leave excrement droppings that look like black pepper. The bacteria from these excrement droppings have been known to trigger asthma and allergies. The majority of the roach population is found in the kitchen or bathrooms. 

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American Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) are also known as the sewer roach

The American roach is reddish-brown, about 1.5 inches long or longer, winged, but seldom fly. The male wings are longer than the female wings. Young nymphs are gray-brown in color. As the American cockroaches mature, they become more reddish-brown in appearance. 
American Cockroaches prefer decaying organic matter, but being scavengers will eat anything. The sighting of several American Cockroaches is a sign of a dry drain and sanitary line break