Oriental Cockroach vs American Cockroach
The American cockroach is the largest cockroach found in houses. Females can hatch up to 150 offspring per year. Cockroaches don't get their wings until they become adults.
DIET: American cockroaches will eat just about anything, including plants and other insects.
Habitat: American cockroaches live in warm, dark, wet places, because they need to be near water. They are often found in sewers and basements, around pipes and drains.
The oriental cockroach is large and very dark compared to other cockroaches. They usually travel thru sewer pipes and drains. They prefer dirty places and cooler temperatures than other cockroaches. An oriental cockroach creates a strong smell and is considered one of the dirtiest of all cockroaches.
DIET: Oriental cockroaches feed on all types of garbage and other organic material.
HABITAT: Oriental cockroaches also live in sewers and wet, decaying areas, such as basements and crawlspaces, firewood and piles of leaves.
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