Know Your Pest

American Cockroach (Periplanetaamericana)


Adult: 35-40mm long, reddish to dark brown

Life Span:

Eggs (14-16) are contained in the egg-case (ootheca) which is deposited by female in a protected place. Nymphs resemble adults but are flightless. Freshly moulted nymphs are white and they moult 9-13 times before becoming adults. Adult life span is 14-15 months.