American roach identification for pest control in ME, MA, and NH

American Roaches

The American cockroach is about 1 3/8 – 2 1/8 inches in length and reddish-brown in color. The area behind the head has a yellowish band around the edge.

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Where Does It Live?

These roaches are very aggressive and strong fliers. They prefer warm, damp areas and are likely to be seen in bakeries, restaurants, basements and outdoors.

What Is Their Diet?

These scavengers will eat almost anything, although they prefer fermenting foods. They are commonly found in food preparation areas.

What Is Their Reproduction Cycle?

The female produces about 9 to 10 egg capsules in her lifetime. Each capsule contains an average of 14 to 16 eggs. The nymphs molt about 13 times in about 600 days before reaching maturity.

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