Roaches - Oriental (Blatta Orientalis)
- Size: 1 & 1/4 inches long (31mm)
- Color: Dark reddish brown to black
- Facts: Cockroaches may enter houses via sewer connections
- Appearance: Dark brown; about one inch long.
- Habits: Common outdoors; often enter buildings through sewer pipes; tend to live near the ground and in warm damp areas.
- Diet: Eat anything, but found often feeding on garbage, sewage, and decaying organic matter; seem to prefer starches if available.
- Reproduction: Egg capsules contain 16 eggs; female will produce an average of eight capsules; nymphs go through seven molts before becoming adult, in about a year; adults can live up to 180 days.
- Other Information: Also known as water bugs or black beetles; more sluggish than other species; give off distinctive unpleasant odor.