1 1/2″ to 2″
American roaches are the largest roach in the U.S. They are reddish-brown and move fast for an insect of their size.
- American roaches are most abundant in commercial facilities and sewers.
- They prefer warm and damp locations such as steam tunnels and sewers where fermenting foods are available.
- American cockroaches may carry disease-causing bacteria that are associated with these putrid conditions.
- They migrate readily through sewer systems from building to building and from the basement to the upper floors of large office buildings.
- They are not very abundant outside in our northern climes, but may still be found in outside sewer systems.