Asian Cockroach                                                          

Category: Cockroaches

Scientific Name: Blattella asahinai



Color: Light brown with two lines on their head

Size: 13 to 16 mm in length

Region: Found throughout the United States

Important Considerations:

  • Asian cockroaches are attracted to light and will be drawn towards your house when you leave on porch lights.
  • They are strong fliers and can enter the home through open windows, doors and cracks.
  • Asian cockroaches can carry disease, and therefore can cause a problem if they infest your food. Watch for pavement ant infestations in your kitchen or pantry. They can even cause allergic reactions in some people.


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Asian cockroaches mostly prefer to stay outside in moist, shady areas. They will enter the home on occasion and will be attracted to areas of light during dusk or at night.