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Introduction

  • Scientific name is: Blatta orientalis
  • Sometimes referred to as waterbugs because of their love of dark, moist locations
  • Have wings, but are flightless

Identification

  • ¾ of an inch to 1 inch in size
  • Dark brown or black color with a glossy body

Mannerisms of Oriental Cockroaches

  • Mainly nocturnal
  • Prefer warm places with high humidity
  • Lay eggs in oothecae or egg sacs that contain 16 to 18 eggs

Prevention

  • Pest control insecticides sprayed in roach nesting places and cracks in walls.
  • Moving woodpiles and other kinds of debris away from the home lowers the likelihood of roaches invading.
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