Cockroaches are one of the most despicable insects anyone can think. These creepy creatures are the worst enemies of almost all the homeowners. The roaches cannot only freak you out but can also pose health risks to you and your family. The roaches have spines on their legs, and these needles collect dirt and debris from everywhere. Roaches have been on earth for millions of years, and still, there are countless species around the world. The most common species of cockroaches are the German, American, Oriental, and the brown-banded ones. So, if you see a disgusting roach roaming around in your beautiful home, it is most likely that it belongs to one of these types. Since these insects are harmful to your health and well-being, it is necessary to identify them and know which ones can be the most detrimental things.
The American cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) have a yellowish pattern of ‘8′ on their back and are one of the most common species of roaches. Their body is reddish brown, and they are one of the largest insects among their types. The adult American roaches can become as long as 53 mm. These kinds are found in basements, pipes, drains, and sewers. They can easily survive at low temperatures but are most active when the temperature rises. They can live up to two years and can pose a significant threat to your peaceful life with their creepy appearance. To stop them from entering your home you must avoid moisture to build up in different areas of your home, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Seal all the cracks so that they do not find any place to hide.
The German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) are common species that can easily freak you out with their dirty looks. They are light brown in color and have an oval shape. They have a very high breeding speed. A female German roach can produce more than 30,000 offspring in a year. So, if you see a German roach in your house, then you should know that your days of happiness are going to end soon. The good news is that they do not have a very long life, but as long as they are alive, they can pose a significant threat to you and your family. They are not very large and are found mostly in bathroom and kitchen.
The brown-banded roaches (Supella longipalpa) have a dark brown body and yellow bands throughout their bodies. Only the male ones of this type can fly, and have larger wings than the female ones. These roaches enter the home through pipes, leftover foods, and other carriers as they cannot fly. These insects are different from other types as they tend to stay away from wet surfaces and are found mostly inside electronic items such as television sets and refrigerators, etc.
The oriental cockroaches (Blatta orientalis) are the darkest ones and have a black glossy appearance. The females of these roaches are longer than the male ones. The good news is that they cannot fly, and their average life is up to six months.