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Oriental Roach

(Blatta orientalis) also known as "Water Bug"

Appearance

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.

Size

Approximately 1-inch in length.

Behavior

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.

Habitat

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.

Interesting Facts

The Oriental roach often inhabits sewers and therefore carries many pathogenic organisms.

Control

Do you live in South Florida and think that this pest may be invading your home? Hulett Environmental Services offers specialty pest control treatments designed to control and eliminate this pest!

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