Oriental Cockroach

Oriental Cockroach Facts, Identification & Control

Latin Name: Blatta orientalis


Dark brown and about one inch long.


Common outdoors; often enters buildings through sewer pipes. Tends to live near the ground and in warm, damp areas.


Eats anything, but often found feeding on garbage, sewage and decaying organic matter. Seems to prefer starches, if available.


Egg capsules contain 16 eggs. Females will produce an average of eight capsules. Nymphs go through seven molts before becoming adults in about a year. Adults can live up to six months.