Oval in outline, body usually flattened, head partially or entirely concealed, front legs leathery with veins, Antennae long and threadlike, Abdominal usually long, Tarsi 5-segmented, Mouthparts chewing

Simple life cycle: egg, nymph, adult. 

  • Each egg capsule may house up to 40 eggs
  • The egg-to-adult life cycling can occur in as little as 45 days
  • Each German cockroach can live about 100-200 days
  • Don't think that just because you no longer see them, that they are gone for good