Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental Cockroaches

About this project

Oriental cockroaches are found in all parts of the Bay Area and the entire United States. They’re most common in high moisture (damp) situations, especially around decaying organic matter. Although this species is more sluggish than others, it is definitely more concerning because they often travel through sewer pipes and live on garbage.

Their environmental preference is a dark, damp place, but oriental cockroaches will adapt to hide & breed outdoors. Oriental cockroaches travel in large numbers and live close to a food source such as a pantry or trash can. As the saying goes, “It’s not the one oriental cockroach you saw that you need to worry about, it’s the hundreds you haven’t.”

Day & Nite Pest Control has a team of technicians specifically trained to treat oriental cockroaches. Contact us today for a free estimate.


Distinguishing Characteristics:
Oriental cockroaches are a very dark brown or black color, with a sheen. The male is about 1-1/4″ long while the female reaches only 1″ in length. The female has functionless stubs. The male’s wings cover about 3/4 of the abdomen. Neither sex flies. Females are broader and heavier. Most common in late spring or early summer.


Project URL:  Oriental Cockroach