An Oriental cockroach generally ranges from 1 to 2 inches in length, but can seem much larger when the intruder is up close and personal. The Oriental cockroach is typically dark-brown to reddish-brown in color, though it can also seem to appear as a black cockroach in the dark places where this type of roach is generally found.
Places Most Commonly Found:
Indoors, Oriental cockroaches prefer dark, moist areas such as under porches, sewers, drains, crawl spaces, dark, damp basements, and floor drains. They can be found outdoors in abandoned cisters and water valve pits; in yards; beneath leaves; in bark mulch around shrubs, flowers, and foundations; in dumps, stone walls, and crawl spaces; and in garbage and trash dumps and trash chutes.
Most Active Period:
Oriental Roaches are active at night when they are foraging for food, making it difficult to know exactly how large of an infestation you are dealing with.
Difficulty of Control:
Oriental cockroaches can be difficult to eliminate with DIY methods, there are ofter many more cockroaches living and hiding in your then you are seeing. Professionals will be able to discover all of their hiding spots and completely eliminate them from your home.