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COCKROACHES

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Cockroaches

Showing 7 types of COCKROACHES

American Cockroach

Latin Name: Periplaneta americana

Latin Family Name: Blattidae

Possibly from northern Africa or Asia, but found worldwide for many centuries now. It occurs throughout the United States as a common indoor and outdoor cockroach, and in some areas may be more common than the German roach.

Asian Cockroach

Latin Name: Blattella asahinai

Latin Family Name: Blattellidae

Native to Asia, but introduced into Florida in the early 1980’s, where it has spread widely in the state, as well as into Georgia. It is believed it is capable of surviving in virtually all coastal states on both the east and west coasts.

Brown Cockroach

Latin Name: Periplaneta brunnea

Latin Family Name: Blattidae

Possibly from northern Africa, and now established in the southeastern states of the United States, from Texas to Florida and in Hawaii. It is occasionally found in other states as a possible transient carried in packages.

Brownbanded Cockroach

Latin Name: Supella supellectilium

Latin Family Name: Blattellidae

Considered to be African in origin, but found in the United States around 1900 and now spread into all states. It is more common in warmer southern states than in the northern areas.

German Cockroach

Latin Name: Blattella germanica

Latin Family Name: Blattellidae

Apparently the German roach originated in Africa, but was transported through early commerce to Europe and now is found throughout the world.

Oriental Cockroach

Latin Name: Blatta orientalis

Latin Family Name: Blattidae

Believed to have originated in Africa, but now found throughout the world.

Smokybrown Cockroach

Latin Name: Periplaneta fuliginosa

Latin Family Name: Blattidae

Possibly native to Asia, but currently found in the United States from Florida west to Texas and north to North Carolina. They also occur occasionally in California, from the Los Angeles area north to at least Sacramento.

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