German Cockroaches are significant year round pests. They invade houses, apartments, restaurants, as well as food preparation and storage facilities. They come out at night to search for food and water, and dash away quickly when disturbed. Brown in color, German Cockroaches are typically up to about ½” long when fully developed. One distinct characteristic is that adults will usually possess two dark brown stripes behind their heads. Adult German Cockroaches have wings but do not frequently use them for flying. The German Cockroach life span is typically around the 1 year range. German Cockroaches will reproduce more quickly than most cockroach species, they carry their roughly 40 eggs with them until the day they hatch. This makes them extremely prolific breeders and especially troublesome from a control standpoint.