American Cockroach


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Actual Size:

1 1/2″ to 2″

Characteristics:

American roaches are the largest roach in the U.S. They are reddish-brown and move fast for an insect of their size.

Habits:

  • 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.