American Cockroach

American cockroaches are commonly found around zoos, animal rearing facilities, and also in sewers. They are one of the largest roaches that invade buildings and commonly enter in and around plumbing areas. They will usually be found on the ground floor. Adults are usually about 1¼ to 2 inches in length and are reddish brown in color. They are active throughout the year in sub-tropical climates.

The average life span for a female American cockroach is about 440 days. During this time, they can carry up to 60 egg capsules that each produce about 14 young. The young become fully mature in about 200 days. The greatest number of adults are usually seen during the late summer months. American cockroaches can fly and are attracted to lights at night.