Brown and red with a slightly yellow colored figure eight on the top of their heads.
Approximately 1 ½ to 2 inches long
Also known as a water bug or palmetto bug, the American cockroach is a unique species of cockroach. They are excellent flyers and tend to congregate together out in the open instead of hiding in secluded cracks and crevices like other species of domestic cockroaches. American cockroaches typically live for approximately 600 days. During her lifetime, a female American cockroach can produce close to 150 offspring.
American cockroaches prefer warm, damp places. As a result, they are frequently found living near pipes and drains in sewers and basements.