American Cockroach

Large, reddish-brown cockroach 1 1/2 inches long. Found in basements, steam tunnels, sewer systems and boiler rooms.


American cockroaches originated in central Africa and have since spread around the world via man-made vessels such as ships, automobiles and airplanes. These cockroaches can be found inhabiting sewer systems, boiler rooms, steam tunnels, basements and even attics in flat top roofs. Anytime a pest professional hears the phrase "those roaches were big enough to ride", they immediately know which cockroach species is present.

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