Oriental Cockroach

oriental-cockroaches-command-pest-controlThe oriental cockroach is also referred to as the waterbug, black beetle, or shad roach. It is found in all parts of the United States. Total length of this cockroach is about 1 1/4 inches for the female and 1 inch for the male. The female has small, functionless, rudimentary wings called wing pads. The male’s wings cover about 3/4 of the abdomen. Neither the male nor the female can fly. Adults are very dark brown or nearly black and usually have a somewhat greasy sheen to their body. Females are broader and heavier-looking than males.