A German Cockroach is found widely throughout temperate climates and all of Europe. In Britain, it is a pest of warm indoor environment.
Primarily nocturnal (active at night) a German cockroach is found in heated buildings, mainly in kitchens, and not nnormally outside. German cockroaches prefer narrow harbourages close to food and water source. They forage on a wide range of foods and need access to free water. They can easily cimb smooth surfaces.
Biology: A female cockroach produces a complicated egg-contained structure called an ootheca (case). An ootheca contains a vaiable number of upto 40 eggs. The period for the development of ootheca and the hatching of eggs is variable from 2 to 4 weeks depending on the temperature. The freshly hatched nymphs are white and rapidly darkened to medium brown and undergo a variable number of skin moults, generally averaging 6 to 7. At each moult the nymph grows slighly larger and eventually becomes resemble to the adul cockroach.
Diseases: The German cockroach is known to carry and spead various human disease organisms. German cockroaches have the habit of crawling over and feeding on putrefying waste materials, drinking at unsavoury water supplies and then freeling walking over food preparation areas, cutlery and crockery and human foods in its search for further food enables it to spread many diseases such as Salmonella and gastroenteritis.
Control: Europest provides a very effective treatment to control and eradicate this pest. The procedure to control and eradicate this pest is the baiting treatment. Insecticide spray along with the use of bait gel is recommended for quick reduction in high infestations.