Bug Type: Common Cockroaches

American Cockroach

American Cockroach

(Length: 1 3/8″ – 2 1/8″) One of the groups commonly referred to as “Palmetto Bugs”, the American Cockroach is the largest of the roaches infesting homes. It has reddish brown wings and is a good flyer.


German Cockroach

(Length: 1/2″ – 5/8″) This roach, with two dark vertical stripes behind the head, is found throughout the world, thriving wherever man lives, eating the same foods, sharing the same habitats. It is commonly found in restaurants, kitchens and stores where food, moisture and harborage are abundant.


Australian Cockroach

(Length: 1 1/4″ – 1 1/2″) This is a large reddish brown to dark brown roach with yellow bars on the front edge of its forewing.


Smoky-Brown Cockroach

The smoky-brown cockroach is uniform in color, typically brownish black and very shiny. They are good flyers and are attracted to lights at night. Found in warm, dark, moist areas such as tree holes, ivies, mulch, woodpiles and soffits or eaves of attics with moisture problems, they are very mobile.


Florida Woods Cockroach

(Length: 1 1/2″ – 1 3/4″) This wingless roach is often called the “Stinking Cockroach” because of the foul smelling fluid it produces to protect it from predators.


Brown Banded Cockroach

(Length: 1/2″- 5/8″) The brown-banded cockroach is easily recognized by alternating light and dark bands across its back. About the same size as the German roach, but not as dependent on moisture, it can be found anywhere in the structure.