How to recognize the American cockroach
The American cockroach, also known as big cockroach, is 35-40 mm in size and red to chocolate–brown. This species can be distinguished by their color, size and light cross band at the base of the thorax.
An egg parcel is 8-10 mm in size and contains approximately 16 eggs. After carrying the egg parcel on their back for one or two days, females will deposit the egg parcel in a moist and covered place. A fresh egg parcel is soft and white and will harden and turn brown over time.
American cockroach damage and distribution
The American cockroach is omnivorous with a preference for animal–based substances. That is why this species is often found in zoos. They can last 4-6 weeks without food and are mainly nocturnal.
American cockroach life cycle
American cockroach host plants
– American, Australian and Surinam cockroach
HOYHOY COCKROACH TRAP
– All cockroaches