Types of Roaches. Cockroach Identification

Types of Roaches

What are the different types of roaches?

Every home has the potential to have a Cockroach problem. See a Roach? Identify it.
Which type of Cockroach has invaded your home?

 Roach problem again? These insects can be very difficult to get rid of, roaches are very adaptable. Most people hate bugs, but these little insects are the ultimate survivors. Each type has a different characteristics: size, body shape and color. By comparing  the physical characteristics, you can easily identify the type of cockroach. Also, roaches behaves differently, you'll see that each types behaves in its own characteristic way. The word 'Cockroach' comes from the Spanish word 'Cucaracha' which means 'Crazy Bug'. Although there are approximately 3,000 species in the world, there are basically four types of cockroaches in our homes and workplaces. German cockroach, Brownbanded cockroach, American cockroach and Oriental cockroach. These four types can be major pests in your buildings. Here we have listed short descriptions of each cockroach type.

German cockroach
 is best identified by small size and two dark stripes on the thorax. Usually found in the kitchen area, this roaches are mostly active at night, when they forage for food and water...(more)

American cockroaches have wings and will occasionally fly, but they  prefer to run. This type is the largest of the common domestic cockroaches measuring on average 4 cm in length...(more)

Brown-banded cockroaches get their name from the two lighter bands they have across their dark bodies. This type of cockroaches are generally found on ceilings, behind picture frames, and near motors of refrigerators...(more)

 What is the difference between a roach and a cockroach? There is no difference! Roach Is just another term for cockroach. Size? There is no difference in size between male and female. Is there a difference in taste? Yes! German are a bit tastier then the other :) Would you like to try fried cockroach for dinner?