Australian Cockroach

Category: Cockroaches

Scientific Name: Periplaneta australasiae



Color: Reddish brown with a yellow band and streak on the outer edge of each front wing.

Size: 1 1/4 to 1 3/8 of an inch

Region: Found worldwide, but mostly in the southern United States

Important Considerations:

  • These cockroaches are rarely found inside residences except for the southern United States.
  • They feed on tender parts of plants as well as starchy materials


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

They are found in areas of high humidity usually in commercial buildings.