Cockroach And Their Types

Cockroaches are the most usual insect found in homes, businesses, and schools. They like to eat the same foods as we eat daily and annoying wherever food is prepared or served. Cockroach causes the disease to humans sometimes by transferring disease organisms. Cockroaches can be controlled by knowing their biology and behavior, awareness of sanitation, and using commercially available insecticides.

Cockroaches easily live with people in a home. They need water, food, shelter, and warmth as they can easily fund in our homes. When we do our daily activities at home like cooking,
eating, bathing, we left some food and waste food by mistake for them somewhere in our kitchen or at home to survive so well with us.

A group of cockroache

Cockroaches generally will not survive in the clean home or in a vacant home as there is no food for them to survive. Different cockroaches have a slightly different way to live life and they also have different condition requirements, which will be helpful in knowing how to inspect and where to inspect and control efforts.

Types of Cockroach

Cockroach grows by eating crumbs and easily survive 2-3 weeks without food or water. It lives in cracks and split so small we can easily overlook. We need to understand the basic life cycle of the cockroach, habitat, and behavior before taking to control the spread cockroach. Information like how long do cockroaches live? and how many numbers of eggs they produce?

Brownbanded Cockroach

Brownbanded Cockroach

Brownbanded cockroach gives 13-18 eggs, which is glued to unimposing places such as on furniture, behind frames of anything, walls, etc. Egg hatch in approximately 50 days. In her complete lifetime of six months, the female brown-banded cockroach can stake as 14 egg cases. Male brown-banded cockroaches easily fly when disturbed.

Habitat and Behavior

  • They build up more populations in high-temperature areas.
  • They required less water compared with German Cockroaches.
  • They are mostly found in a location such as shelves, cabinets, behind photo frames, near refrigerator motor, etc.
  • Egg cases found mostly on a rough surface like textured ceilings and walls.


  • Look for Brownbanded Cockroach droppings, shed or cast skin.
  • Egg cases are mostly found in higher and dried areas.
  • Long term monitoring is necessary.

German Cockroach

German Cockroach
  • They have the capability to produce offspring.
  • Egg case contains 30-40 eggs which are produced by Female of the German cockroach.
  • Egg case takes a time about three weeks for a hatch.
  • The baby of German cockroaches grows fast when conditions are in favor of their lives.
  • The female German cockroach can produce as eight egg cases and more than 300 offspring.
  • German cockroach produces more than 100,000 cockroaches in a year.

Habitat and Behavior

  • They are mostly found in a dark place, a humid, warm place near food and water.
  • A pheromone which is a chemical produced by the cockroach, it attracts other cockroaches.
  • Tiny cockroaches are feed by the adult cockroaches.
  • They require high water requirements.
  • They are mostly found in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • They increase rapidly when the environment is warm.


  • Look for a shed or cast-off skin, droppings, and empty egg cases.
  • Putt concentration on undistributed areas of high humidity.
  • Use sticky traps to detect the cloud and estimate the size of the cockroach problem.

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental Cockroach
  • Female of oriental cockroach produces less offspring than others.
  • Produce 8 egg cases in a season.
  • After two-month nymphs come out and are most active from spring until midsummer.
  • Sometimes egg case is drying due to fungus.

Habitat and Behavior

  • Sometimes people called as waterbugs.
  • They are mostly found in moist and humid locations.
  • It can also be live in outdoors northen US.
  • In hot days they go where they can find the humid and moist.
  • Found in basements when they move in indoors.


  • Mostly found in cool and high humidity temperatures.
  • Hole be the source of oriental cockroaches.
  • They produce large fecal marks indicating moister feces and egg cases.
  • In the spring season, they appear low or under control, only to buildup by heat.

American Cockroach

American Cockroach
  • Egg contains 14-16 eggs.
  • Nymphs emerge in about 6 weeks and undergo 13 slough types over the next 18 months.
  • In warm conditions, females produce an egg in one week and live for more than a year.
  • They have more potential to produce offsprings.

Habitat and Behavior

  • American cockroach put their egg case where offspring can survive.
  • They are mostly found in the sewer system.
  • They can also be found in restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, and other places where food is stored.


  • They are less found in northern states.
  • The feces may be almost as large as mouse droppings.
  • They are also known as born inebriates.
  • Bread soaked with beer is used to attract them.

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