German Cockroach


A smaller species of cockroach with two black streaks on it's back


Tan through brown and can be almost black


1/4 - 3/4 inches


Human settlements, especially restaurants, food processing facilities and hotels

Interesting Facts

The German cockroach usually avoids cold weather, but has been found as far south as Argentina.

About the German Cockroach

The German cockroach is one of the more intrusive and aggravating species of pests that can invade your business. It lives almost exclusively in human buildings, and after many years of being bombarded by pesticides it has become very resilient against most forms of pest control.

Another reason this pest is so successful is the large number of nymphs (baby cockroaches) that are released from each egg case. German cockroaches also have a very short period from the time they are born until they reach sexual maturity, so populations can explode very quickly. They are also a small species of cockroach, so often, simply locating them can become difficult.

German Cockroach Control

The most effective means of killing the German cockroach is to target the cracks and crevices that they like to hide. A control rate of 95% generally needs to be achieved in order to successfully eliminate the species, as any percent below that will allow the cockroach’s quick reproductive cycle to catch back up.

Strategic Industries can help you explore numerous safe options to rid your environment of these pests.

American Cockroach


Large and flattened in appearance with an oval shape and it has wings.


Reddish brown with yellowish features around the head


1 1/2 - 1 3/4 inches


It prefers warm, moist areas and is often found in basements and foundation cracks

Interesting Facts

The American cockroach isn’t even from America – it was introduced to the United States around 1625

About the American Cockroach

The American cockroach is one of the most successful pest species in the United States. Since they prefer warm, damp environments, they often make homes indoors, especially when the weather gets colder.

Cockroaches have undiscerning palates, and they eat a wide range of items including foodstuffs, organic materials, plant life, as well as other bugs. Their adaptability is key to their continued success, as is their rapid reproduction processes.

American Cockroach Control

American cockroaches are large and reclusive, so it’s possible for infestations to build slowly, but if you see more than a couple – especially during warmer months – it’s recommended you contact us at Strategic Industries to proactively curb your pest problem.

Because it’s a common nuisance, we have an array of materials and products to combat the American cockroach.


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