If you want to learn about identification of American cockroach, German cockroach, oriental cockroach then you has come to the right place. Those names are actually refers to various types of cockroach that you can find in the world. And you should know that there are thousands of cockroach species that you can find in the world. This makes their identification become important if you want to know what you facing with. It may also become difficult to do if you do not know things that you can use to identify them here is several information for you to learn more.
American Cockroach Identification
Even though it has American as its name, but this cockroach species can actually be found outside America. Usually it has 1.5 inch in length and their color is dark brown or even reddish brown. All gender of this cockroach has wings but the male wings is usually has longer length compared to the female wings. This is one of the cockroach identification things that you can use when you take a look at types of roaches with pictures to identify them. This cockroach usually stays in dark and warm places such as basement. They also love to stay in damp places such as sewers, drains and even bathtubs.
German Cockroach Identification
If you want to know the difference between this German cockroach compared to the previous American cockroach. Then you can easily identify them from the size as the size of this cockroach is actually smaller than the American one. Even the adult German cockroach only has 1/2 to 5/8 inches in length. Their body color is light brownish or tan and they also have wings. But surprisingly they actually don’t fly when moving. Aside from their small sizing, you can also identify them by looking at their head. In their head there is this unique parallel line with dark color which goes from their head towards the starting point of their wings. They like to stay in warm areas indoor, that is why they love to invade people houses and can hide behind furniture.
Oriental Cockroach Identification
People usually called this type of cockroach as black beetle or water bug even though they actually a species of cockroach. They usually one and a quarter inches in length, and their color is actually dark and near to black color for adult cockroach. One identification tool that you can use is on the female cockroach that has vestigial wings. Meanwhile on the male they will have short wings which actually are a lot shorter than their body length. However, even though they both have wings but they all cannot fly. They love to stay in dark places which is damp and cool thus they rarely invade people’s houses. But they may enter your houses when they need to hunt for food to eat.
Those are several things that you can use as roach identification guide. So now you can differentiate American cockroach from German cockroach and even oriental cockroach by using those guides.