The American cockroach is is reddish brown in color with a lighter border around the head. They can be up to 2 inches in length.
An immature American cockroach is smaller than the adults, coloration is variable and they have no wings.
American cockroaches can live outdoors and indoors. They move indoors during hot weather and flooding and can usually be found in basements or on the first floor. They can be found in warm, moist areas such as under sinks, in bathtubs, sewer drains and in furnace and boiler rooms.