German Cockroach

#5527  Hello. My name is Craig. I live in Guelph Ontario and just found this bug in my apt. It’s November and the insect is about the length of my finger tip. So far just one and I’m wondering if this is a problem bug and should be reported to the building super. Thank you.

This is a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Blattellidae), one of the commonest peridomestic pests in North America. See elsewhere on this site for some control recommendations, and for links to professional pest controllers in your area.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.