German Cockroaches very commonly found in homes in central Arkansas and are the most widespread of all cockroaches in the United States.
They are brownto dark brown in color and have two distinct parallel bands running the length of their pronotum, or area before the wings.
German roach adults are approximately ½-inch in length and complete their lifecycle in approximately 100 days, and they breed continuously (with many overlapping generations present at any one time). Under ideal conditions, it has been estimated that one female German roach can be the cause of a population explosion of over 1 million. German roaches are commonly found in and around apartments, homes, supermarkets, restaurants, and similar commercial facilities. They prefer areas near food, moisture, and warmth.
German roaches often litter food or food products with their feces and defensive secretions. They also physically transport and often harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause severe allergic reactions.
This cockroach is also smaller than many other species so it can more easily hide and fit into very small cracks and crevices to evade humans. That is also the main reason they can most effectively be controlled with baits in cracks and crevices near harborages. These types of pest control methods should kill 95% of the overall population in a property due to their fast reproductive cycles.