6097 Hello , Found this insect in the 5th floor apartment, Noticing since 2 months (may), Toronto. This comes in night outside specially in bathroom , earlier was in kitchen dustbin cabinet too but now after lot of cleaning reduced in kitchen, found today in bedroom under the bed hiding when we were moving the bed , always prefers dark they are getting too many now. Please suggest have small kids in home , are they dangerous any remedy to get rid off. One more thing, they live in small sliding gaps between wooden floor and adjoining wall junction. Thanks , Gaurav
This is a nymph of a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a cosmopolitan pest species that can be difficult to bring under complete control. See https://tinyurl.com/h3nd9z8 elsewhere on this site for some control recommendations. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.