Roaches

AMERICAN ROACH

American CockroachThe American cockroach is the largest of the house infecting cockroaches. It is most active when temperatures are 70 degrees or higher. They enter structures through plumbing such as pipes and drains. They can be found in many different types of structures, alleys and yards. They can spread many different types of bacteria. American cockroaches can pose threats to humans with allergies.

AMERICAN COCKROACHES PERIPLANETA AMERICANA (L.)

Pest Stats

Color:
Reddish-brown, with a yellowish figure 8 pattern on the back of the head
Legs
6
Shape
Oval
Size:
2″ long
Flight:

Yes
Antennae:
Yes
Region:
Found throughout the U.S. and world
States
All 50


GERMAN COCKROACH

german-roach

German cockroach will gain access into a home by getting in cardboard boxes, drink cartons, grocery bags and other items and then being carried into dwellings. They are the most common cockroach. They can breed at a fast rate, producing up to six generations a year. The German cockroach has been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria. They can cause allergic reactions.

GERMAN COCKROACHES BLATTELLA GERMANICA (LINNAEUS)

Pest Stats

Color:
Light brown to tan, with two dark, almost parallel stripes located on their backs, just behind their heads
Legs
6
Shape
Oval
Size:
½”-5/8” long
Antennae:
Yes
Region:
Found throughout the United States
States
All 50


ORIENTAL ROACH

Oriental roaches are sometimes called water bugs and are actually believed to be native to North America despite the name. These roaches can enter dwellings through floor drains, along utility pipes, through door thresholds…etc. These roaches have been known to carry many different types of bacteria. They are known to feed on filth and due to this can pick up germs and carry them to food surfaces.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES BLATTA ORIENTALIS

Pest Stats

Color:
Shiny black
Legs
6
Shape
Oval
Size:
1″ long
Flight:
Ye
Antennae:
Yes
Region:
Northern regions of the United States
States
FL


BROWN-BANDED ROACH

Brown banded cockroach has two lighter bands across their dark brownish bodies. They prefer dry warmer locations of temperatures over 80 degrees. Brown-banded cockroaches can live for about 206 days. These roaches usually hide their eggs under furniture. They have been reported to carry many types of bacteria. They pick up germs through sewage and decaying matter then carry them into food or on food surfaces.

BROWNBANDED COCKROACHES SUPELLA LONGIPALPA

Pest Stats

Color:
Brown, with pronounced banding across wings
Legs
6
Shape
Oval
Size:
1/2″ long
Flight:
Ye
Antennae:
Yes
Region:
Found throughout U.S.
States
All 50