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Pest Identification: Cockroaches

German Cockroach

(Blattella germanica)

Description:  Most common Cockroach species.

  • Adults are pale to medium brown, 1/2 to 5/8 inches long
  • Both sexes have developed wings but don't fly
  • Adult males have slender tapering shape of abdomen
  • Nymphs resemble adults: smaller, wingless, darker in color (nearly black)


American Cockroach

(Periplaneta americana)

Also Known as(Waterbug)(Palmetto bug)

Description

  • Largest of the common species- 1 1/2 inches long
  • Reddish brown with pale brown or yellow border on pronotum
  • both species have wings but Males extend beyond abdomen
  • They fly only when temperatures are above 85 degrees


Oriental Cockroach

(Blatta orientalis)

Also Known as the waterbug, black beetle or shad roach

Description:    

  • Females are 1 1/4 inches long and are also wider than their male counterparts
  • Males are 1 inch long
  • Adults are dark brown or nearly black with a greasy sheen to them
  • They have wings but are unable to fly

Characteristics :

  • An egg is carried then dropped after 30 hours
  • Average of 8 capsules during females lifetime
  • Egg hatches 60 days under room conditions
  • Usually seasonal developmental cycle
  • Usually found around decaying organic matter 


Brownbanded Cockroach

(Supella longipalpis)

Description:

  • No more than 1/2 inches long
  • Light Brown with 2 lighter transverse bands
  • The bands may be irregular or broken
  • Adults are quite active and will fly when disturbed

 


Woods Cockroach

(Parcoblatta)

Description:

  • Small up to 2/3 inches long
  • Adults are dark brown with sides of thorax and wings in yellow
  • Males are strong flyers
  • Females don't fly
  • rarely breed indoors
  • brought indoors with firewood
  • Feed on decaying organic matter