Cockroaches


American Cockroach

Characteristics The American cockroach is the largest cockroach found in houses. They are also known as “waterbugs” because they are so commonly found near rich water resources, like drains, household septic tanks, water pipes, sewerages and rubbish and waste disposal areas. Prefers warm and humid environment American cockroach adults grow to an average length of around 40 mm (1.6 in) and about 7 mm (0.28...

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German Cockroach

Characteristics The German cockroach is a small species of cockroach, around 11 to 16 mm in size. Adults are easily recognized by their light brown or tan coloration with two black horizontal stripes located on the pronotum immediately behind the head, and growing to a length of 11 to 16 mm. The young ones, or nymphs, are darker, almost black in color, also with the...

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Brown-banded Cockroach

Characteristics The Brown-banded cockroach is a small species of cockroach, measuring about 10mm to 14mm long in size. It is tan to light brown and has two light-colored bands across the wings and abdomen, they may sometimes appear to be broken or irregular but are quite noticeable. The bands may be partly obscured by the wings. All its legs are light brown to white in...

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Oriental Cockroach

Characteristics The Oriental cockroach (also known as the waterbug) is a large species of cockroach. Adult males being 18 to 29 mm and adult females being 20 to 27 mm. It is dark brown to black in color and has a glossy body. The female has a somewhat different appearance from the male, appearing to be wingless at casual glance, but has two very short...

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