Oriental Cockroach

Average Adult Size:20160817_103503-accurat-photo60

  • 17-30mm.

Associated Risks:

  • Possible transmission of diseases,
  • Potential to transmit pathogens,
  • Possible contamination of food sources.

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Nymph, Adult,
  • Eggs are carried on the female within an oothica casing with an average of 16 eggs per oothica casing with an average incubation period of 6-12 weeks.
  • Usually found living together in groups in areas of food storage,
  • Average adult lifespan is 6 months with females producing up to 5 oothica casings within this time.

Life Style:

  • Primarily a nocturnal pest,
  • Pest prefers humid conditions but can survive in colder climates,
  • Pest can be found worldwide,
  • Can effect both domestic & commercial properties.

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical treatment,
  • Proactive cleaning regime.