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Oriental Roach

Oriental Roach

Oriental RoachDescription:

Oriental Cockroaches are black and measure up to about 1 inch. The male cockroach has brown wings.

Behavior:

The cockroach will feed on garbage, sewage, and decaying organic matter. They are most active at night and prefer moist habitats. They are often found in basements, crawl spaces, and irrigation valve boxes. Adults live about 6 months and nymphs take about a year to fully develop.

Control:

Roach On Basement Wall

Reducing moisture sources and harborages is a great way to prevent infestations of Oriental Cockroaches. Cracks and crevices can also be sealed up to stop them from entering a building. A pest control program will utilize baits, sprays, and granules to control this cockroach.

Fun Fact:

The Oriental Cockroach is also known as the water bug, black beetle, and the shad roach.