The German cockroach is a small species of cockroach, known to be tan or brown to almost black. Although it has wings, it cannot fly. The German cockroach is one of the most common household cockroaches in the world, and are particularly associated with restaurants, food processing facilities, hotels, and nursing homes.
This species of cockroach is difficult to control. This is due in part to the small size of this cockroach playing a part in their ability to hide well, their fast reproduction rate and maturity, as well as the fact that the females carry their eggs during germination, making them more difficult to eliminate.
The German cockroach particularly likes starch, sugary foods, grease and meats, however they are also known to eat household items such as soap, glue and toothpaste.