Australian roaches are reddish-brown to dark-brown in color. They have a characteristic yellow margin on the thorax and yellow stripes on the wings.
Range from 1 1/4 to 1 3/8 inches in length.
Australian cockroaches complete their life cycle in about a year (from egg to adult). Females can produce between 20 to 30 egg capsules, which often will contain about 16 viable eggs.
Australian roaches prefer to live outdoors around the perimeter of houses. They are the most prevalent cockroach outdoors in South Florida. Australian cockroaches are commonly found in: leaf litter, flowers, trees, tree holes, wood piles, garages, crawl spaces, attics, green houses, and in and around shrubs.
Once inside your home, Australian cockroaches often eat clothing, creating holes, and also feed upon book covers. Outside, Australian roach feeds on plants and can be very damaging to greenhouses, atriums, and yards.
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