The American Cockroach are red and brown, with a yellowish figure 8 pattern on the back of their head. They are 1 ½ to 2 inches long. Both male and female have wings, but don’t usually fly.
American cockroaches are found throughout America. They normally dwell in shady, damp areas such as basements, garages, wood piles, and sewers. They sometimes venture into homes and restaurants looking for food, water, and shelter, especially in response to severe weather. Due to a sensitivity to light, they are mostly active at night.