An oriental cockroach removed from a Las Vegas home.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Las Vegas Oriental Cockroach Physical Characteristics

  • Blackish brown measuring about 1” in length
  • Bodies feature an oily, shiny surface

 

Behavior of Oriental Cockroaches

  • Dwell in dark, damp, cool areas
  • Can enter a home through plumbing
  • Often found in or near basements and bathrooms

 

Common Food Sources of Las Vegas Roaches

  • Omnivorous – will scavenge for anything
  • Prefer to feed on starches and grease

 

Roach Life Cycle

  • Egg capsules contain 12-16 eggs
  • Total lifespan is 22 months, with adulthood lasting only 1-4 months

 

Related Oriental Cockroach Information and Warnings

  • Oriental cockroaches are also referred to as black beetles, water bugs or shade roaches
  • The tidiest homes and businesses can become infested

 

If you detect oriental cockroaches or have concerns about a Las Vegas infestation, contact Fisher’s Pest Control at (702) 348-9278. We can discuss the issue with you and, if needed, prepare a treatment plan.