German cockroach

6828.        Looked at an apartment today filled with these bugs. Some this size, lots of small ones. The apartment is being fumigated, but because the apartment has been vacant, I am worried about the possibility of them returning. Kitchener, Ontario. Canada

Number 6828. This looks like a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. Click here  for some control recommendations.