|German Cockroach. See the 2 dark parallel streaks running across it's body?|
- The most common cockroach in Canada is the German Cockroach
- The German roach is about 1.3 to 1.6 cm long and has a flattened oval body with long spiny legs
- They are tan or light brown colour with 2 dark parallel streaks that run from their heads and down to the base of their wings
- Despite having wings, German roaches are unable to sustain flight
- German roaches can be found in any part of your home, but they usually prefer a damp environment such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements,etc.
- German cockroaches are also considered to be a public health concern because they have been known to carry Salmonella bacteria,which it has been shown can remain in their feces for several years
- German roaches (and many other species of roaches) have been known to also cause allergies in people that can result in skin rashes, asthma and other reactions
- Allergies are primarily caused by their feces, saliva and eggs
- German roaches can also carry bacteria such as Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and other bacterial pathogens that can make you or your family sick through contaminated food
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