The German cockroach is the most widespread species of cockroach, and it is found nearly everywhere in the world. Its color ranges from dark to red, and it has distinctive antennas on its head, with hairy, longer legs.
Cockroaches thrive in warm and humid environments. They are attracted to residential and commercial kitchens, as well as bathrooms. It is not difficult to spot them, although they are mostly active at night.
Many people experience a fear of cockroaches, and in addition to the emotional distress, these bugs can be dangerous. Their presence can trigger allergic reactions to some people, and they can spread bacteria, parasitic worms, and pathogens. In addition to that, they can contaminate food sources and compromise the sanitation of kitchen, bathrooms or other home facilities. While German cockroaches are unlikely to bite you, in cases of extreme infestation, if food is scarce, they can bite you. But you will most likely have already made a call to exterminate before it gets to this point.