American Roaches

May 12, 2017

AKA “Wood Roaches”, “Water Bugs”, “Tree Roaches”, and “Palmetto Bugs”

…yes, these are all American Roaches

General Info:   American Roaches are the largest of the common species of cockroaches found near North American homes. Both male and females fly. They like warm, moist areas such as flowerbeds and underneath mulch. They don’t typically nest indoors, but do come inside to scavenge and explore.

  • Length:   1 1/2″ – 2″+
  • Region Found:   Throughout the United States, especially Southern states
  • Residential Location:    Can be found in basements, yards, trash cans, wood piles, kitchens, and around pipes where there is moisture.
  • Random/Interesting Fact:  They are common in many sewer systems in American cities.
  • Identification:  They are oval in shape. They have a reddish-brown color with a yellow figure 8 pattern on the back of the head.

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