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German cockroach picture

German cockroach pictureHouse Cockroaches:
The German cockroach (Blatella germanica L.). - This insect, often called the Croton bug, came from Europe and is generally the most common of the house roaches in the Eastern United States.

The adult is from one-half to three-fourths of an inch long, pale brown with two darker brown stripes. It is very active and increases in numbers very rapidly.