More Common Cockroaches – The Brownbanded Cockroach and the Oriental Cockroach

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The Brownbanded Cockroach and the Oriental Cockroach

Cockroaches are one of the most common of all insects, and have been for more than 300 million years, as evidenced by fossil remains. All cockroaches are nocturnal, making it easy for populations to build to huge numbers before their presence is realized.

Of the approximately 50 cockroach species that occur in the U.S., the German and American cockroaches are two of the most common species that infest homes, restaurants, hotels and other establishments. However, the Brownbanded and Oriental cockroaches can also be of significant concern. Thus, this article provides identifying and characteristic information on these two species.

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