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German cockroach adult

German cockroach adult

Jeff Hahn

German cockroach adult

Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series

Size: 1/4 - 5/8 inch long

Where/When: Found indoors anytime during the year. Usually brought into homes in infested boxes, bags, luggage, and other items.

Significance: Is a persistent, home-infesting insect. Also can be a public health problem by contaminating food and causing allergic reactions and asthma.

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