Amongst the various species of common cockroaches, the American Cockroach is the largest of them. Preferring humid conditions, they hide in cracks, are mostly nocturnal and extremely hardy. Furthermore, this species of cockroach is able to fly.
- Adults are 35–50 mm long
- Reddish brown colour
- Generally, they prefer outdoor but when colder weather arrives, they will seek warmer comfort inside homes and buildings
- Tend to live in yard areas that contain standing water and under stacks of leaves
- Females produce 10–90 oothecae (egg case), containing 14–28 individual eggs.
- Nymphs take 150 days to develop into adults.
Signs of Infestation
- Fecal droppings
- Egg casings
- Cockroach odor
- Dead roaches