German Cockroach

Size: Most species are about the size of a thumbnail, but several species can be bigger.

Appearance: They have flat broad bodies with small heads.

Habitat: Most commonly noted as pests in households and can feed on human and pet food.

Potential Harm: The cockroach has microbes on the surfaces of their body that are potentially dangerous to humans. These microbes contain proteins that trigger allergic reactions that can be linked with asthma.