American Cockroach

Commonly known as the Durban Roach in KwaZulu Natal


Adults have fully developed wings and are capable fliers

Reddish-brown in color with light markings behind the head.

28-44mm long

They are found mainly in basements,in kitchen/bathroom cupboards, sewers, and drainage systems.(damp warm areas).

The female deposits an egg capsule (25-30 in her life time) in secluded areas normally near a food source these contain approx 14 embryo.

Cockroaches become a public health concern due to their association with human waste and disease.