Oriental Cockroach

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

How to Identify an 

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental cockroaches are dark brown to black in color with wings that are not as long as the body or appear absent.

Where do they come from?

Oriental cockroaches are also found in basements, cellars, crawl spaces, sewers, near drains, leaky pipes and faucets and under refrigerators and sinks.

They are also referred to as “water bugs” because they can be found in cool damp , dark areas. Infestations are common in the spring time through fall and very commonly come up and out of floor drains.

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What do they look like?

Dark brown to black coloring of the oriental cockroach
Oriental cockroach laying an othecca
Oriental cockroach outside a building

Where do they live?




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