The German cockroaches typically measures between 1.1 to 1.6 cm. Their bodies are flat and oval-shaped and light brown colour. Their antennas are long, and legs are shaped like a spine. Although they can’t fly, German cockroaches do have wings. One particular feature that sets apart from other roaches is their lighter colour. The brownish colour is infiltrated with two dark stripes that run from their shield to the lower end of its body.
The juvenile cockroaches don’t have wings and look darker than the adults also have a different body shape what makes them look competently different .
There are three different stages in the life phase of a German cockroach, egg, nymph, and adult. Generally, the entire cycle is completed in around 10 weeks however, this may be influenced by external factors such as temperature and humidity. German cockroaches reproduce quickly and their growth under ideal conditions is fast.
German cockroaches are considered nocturnal, they prefer to hide during the day and become active at night.
They are generally found around kitchens and bathroom moisture is readily available, and prefer warm and humid conditions.
Their favourite foods are, sugars, fats, and starches, however thy will feed on anything. When food and moisture are scarce, German cockroaches will travel relatively long distance in search of these necessities.