The German cockroach is probably the most wide- Spread species of cockroach in the world, having spread largely through the
shipping of foods-and other goods.
The German cockroach develops rapidly under suitable conditions, preferring a warm, moistenvironment. Consequently,
it is frequently a pest in kitchens, food storage areas, andbathrooms.
lt feeds on a wide variety of stored food and food which may have fallen onsurfaces undetected (e.g. behind appliances, sinks and counters etc.)