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Identification: The adult German cockroach is about 1/2 - 5/8"  long.  They are a light brown to tan in color with two dark stripes on the back of the head.

Habits:  By far the most common roach found in homes, restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals, or anywhere food is stored, prepared or served. German cockroaches are hitchhikers and may come into the home in grocery sacks, beverage cases, potato sacks, furniture, appliances, etc. They prefer warm, moist areas near food and water sources (kitchens, bathrooms, etc.). The German roach reproduces more quickly than any of the other species (a single female can produce over 600 offspring in a year). Once hatched, the nymphs can reach sexual maturity in as little as 45 - 60 days. Because of their prolific reproduction, a single cockroach can result in a serious infestation in very little time.

Control: A thorough hand spraying of the infested areas with the appropriately labeled pesticide is the most effective tool to the consumer.  This type of treatment may need to be repeated several times due to their prolific reproduction rate. Monroe Monroe Pest Control Co., Inc. has highly qualified personnel who will eliminate these cockroaches using the latest technologies.  We stand behind our work and offer a warranty with our services.

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