Asian Cockroach

Asian Cockroach

The Asian cockroach is a rural and suburban pest that mainly infests single-family homes and yards. They closely resemble the German cockroach but can be separated by the longer and narrower wings as well as the slightly lighter color. The wings in the females fully cover the egg capsules. Like the Australian cockroach, they are commonly found in shady areas with abundant leaf litter and ground cover.

Asian cockroaches can be found outdoors in extremely large populations. However, the adults are typically abundant only in the spring and fall as the nymphs are the only ones found during the summer. The females carry egg capsules that are capable of producing approximately 40 young. The nymphs fully mature in 6-7 weeks. The Asian cockroach is a very strong flyer and can fly up to 120 ft in a single flight.