Combat

Pest Identification

Learn More About the Pests Invading Your Home

American Cockroach

Facts:

 

  • American Cockroaches are more common in warmer climates.
  • They prefer to nest outdoors, yet close buildings and are very common in sewer systems of many American cities.
  • American Cockroaches can fly.
  • They are reddish-brown in color
  • American Cockroaches are considered large roaches and vary from 1.1 to 2 inches in length.
  • They can squeeze into a space no thicker than a quarter.
  • Female American Cockroaches can produce up to 150 offspring per year.
  • They’re very fast runners and can move up to 50 body lengths per second (comparable to a human running 210mph).
  • American Cockroaches are nocturnal and mostly active at night.
  • They will eat just about anything, including paper, hair, cloth and dead insects.