German cockroaches (Blattella germanica)

Appearance & Features:

Adult Cockroaches are honey coloured with two dark stripes along the front of their bodies and are 20 - 25mm in length. The females have an egg sack at the end of their abdomens containing 30 - 40 eggs which hatch into nymphs.  It takes from 36 days for the nymphs to mature into adults.


As nocturnal insects cockroaches are generally not seen during the day. German cockroaches prefer warm humid locations such as kitchens and bathrooms where they're close to a water source such as around dishwashers, fridges and washing machines and live in cracks and crevices and any food with a nutritional value makes up their diet.

Cockroaches most commonly enter buildings via paper products or packaging such as grocery bags, cardboard boxes and drink cartons.

Threats to humans:

Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can potentially carry diseases such as Gastro-enteritis, Dysentery and some tests show they have been linked to Asthma. Allergens may be ingested where foods are contaminated with droppings or inhaled when dried droppings become part of the house dust.


Sealing gaps around plumbing, wall outlets and switch plates will prevent cockroach migration from infested areas to others parts of the building. Removing clutter (boxes, bags, clothing, toys, food, books, papers etc.) eliminates cockroach harbourages and breeding areas. It is essential to keep all areas of the home, especially the kitchen and bathroom, uncluttered and free of debris. Baits are a particularly effective form of roach control for this species, but precise placement in cracks and crevices near harbourages is critical.

Omen Pest Control Technicians have extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with German Cockroaches from any area around your home & office, e.g. kitchens, around sinks, wall cracks, bathrooms, hot press etc

What will Omega
do for me?

Omega will conduct a thorough survey of your premises in order to establish the reason for the infestation and then determine the likely source.

Once the source is established, recommendations will be made in order to prevent the infestation reoccurring whilst a treatment programme for the existing infestation will be put in place.

No billable work will be undertaken without your consent.