(Blatta orientalis) also known as "Water Bug"
Oriental roaches are dark brown to black in color. Males have wings covering 3/4 of their body, and the female has very short wings. However, both are unable to fly.
Approximately 1-inch in length.
Oriental roaches are often found feeding on garbage, sewage, or decaying organic matter. They will eat almost anything, but they prefer a high starch diet. Oriental cockroaches tend to live near the ground in warm, damp areas. They are more slow-moving than other species and they also give off an unpleasant odor.
Oriental cockroaches prefer areas of high humidity and cool temperature. They are commonly found in basements, crawl spaces, and areas between the soil and foundation. They will often enter buildings through sewer pipes.
The Oriental roach often inhabits sewers and therefore carries many pathogenic organisms.
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