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American cockroaches

American Cockroaches can be found in homes, restaurants and hotels

Cockroaches are commonly found wherever food and water are available. They frequently inhabit kitchens and similar areas where food is stored or prepared. They are especially drawn to sugary and starchy foods, although they can consume any organic matter.

American cockroaches can survive for several weeks without food

They have an average lifespan of about a year, during which they undergo multiple molts to grow and mature. Known as one of the fastest insects globally, they can run at speeds up to 3 miles per hour (4.8 km/h).

What do American cockroaches look like?

  • LENGTH: 2.8 to 5.3 cm.
  • COLOR: Brown, with light markings on the pronotum.
  • WINGS: Only in adults. In the female of equal length to the abdomen. In the male they exceed the tip of the abdomen.
  • REPRODUCTION: Their ootheca is dark. Incubation time: 50-55 days. A female can produce about 10 ootheca during her lifetime, with an average of 14-16 eggs per ootheca. The time required to complete its entire cycle is influenced by temperature, ranging from 6 months to 24 months.
  • FECES: Similar to those of mice but without tip and grooved.
  • HABITAT: Prefers warm, damp basements (optimum temperature between 21-33°C) and sewers. It will climb to kitchens on other floors to find food.
  • LONGEVITY: american cockroaches on average live for 14 to 15 months.

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