The most common species, German roaches breed quickly (each female can carry 40 eggs at a time), and can squeeze through very small spaces. Unfortunately, German cockroaches are also very invasive bugs and difficult to eliminate once they find a way inside a home or business.
What do German cockroaches look like?
Rather small compared to other roaches in Texas, German cockroaches grow to between ½ and 5/8 of an inch in length. Light brown or tan in color, they have two distinctive black stripes running horizontally down behind their heads. German roaches do have wings but they rarely fly, instead, they run very quickly wherever they go.