There are 4000 different species of cockroach in the world. Only 3, however, are known to infest our workplaces and homes and cause problems. There are a couple of other species that are similar, but are found in the home a little less often. Each cockroach has its own special characteristics & all like slightly varied things. Nonetheless they are all pests and can cause great health risks and damage to us & the people we love.

Distinguishing these roaches could be the first step in eradication and control. It is pretty simple and can aid in extermination methods. Here are the 3 major kinds of cockroaches.

American Cockroach

They can grow up to 25mm in length. It has a reddish brown color & single stripe on the head. These creatures love the taste of liquor and can often be seen in pubs or at home in case you had a party & didn’t clean up rapidly. They have a life span of up to one & half years. Their incubation period is from 6 to 8 weeks.

German Cockroach

These kinds of cockroach has two lighter stripes on the back of its head, and sport a brownish or tan color. It can grow up to 15mm in length. It is probably breeds the fastest in comparisson to home pests, giving birth to around 30 to 40 nymphs with an incubation period of 30 days. At this rate, one cockroach can multiply into 30,000 within a year. These can live for around six months.

Oriental Cockroach

The Oriental cockroach grows to around 25mm in length. They are a dark brown or black color with a shiny body and move generally slower than the other cockroaches. They are sometimes known as the Waterbug because they like to live in dark, damp areas. They are most probably found in damp mulch or cellars. Incubation can last two months with about 15 eggs hatching & they can each live for up to 2 years.

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