Cockroaches have been present on earth for over 300 million years. There are approximately 3,500 species worldwide, and if we had a nuclear war, the cockroach would survive, as they are radiation proof.
The most common cockroach located in Michigan is the German Roach. If you see a brown beetle about 5/8ths of an inch long and ¼ of an inch wide, with two dark stripes on its head, and in the bathroom or kitchen – it’s probably the German Roach.
Cockroaches usually live in protected cracks and crevices, which provide a warm and humid environment, and generally come out at night to feed. Roaches are typically brought in to a home/building from a grocery store, party store, mailed package, and or a visitor that has a roach problem. Adult females will usually produce 4 to 8 egg capsules in their lifetime, and each capsule contains 20 to 50 nymphs (baby roaches). As you can see, cockroaches can multiply very rapidly, meaning roach control is vital.