Cockroaches are very common pests and can be found throughout a structure. Although the German cockroaches are usually found in kitchens or bathrooms, there are other species – such as the American and Oriental cockroaches – that can be found in basements, crawl spaces, around floor drains and pipes. Unlike the American and Oriental cockroaches – which take about a year to mature, the German cockroach can start reproducing more cockroaches about 30 days after hatching. It is for this reason they can quickly escalate from a small pest problem to a major infestation. Cockroaches spend the majority of their time in cracks and crevices located near sources of food or water. In the absence of adequate food, they will feed on their young or even other dead cockroaches…a fact that is crucial to some of our methods of treatment.
Various Life stages of the German Cockroach.