What do Oriental cockroaches look like?
Oriental cockroaches (Blatta orientalis), also known as water bugs or black beetles, are dark brown or black in color and have a shiny appearance. Females are about 1 ¼ inch long and have short wing stubs, and males of this species are approximately 1-inch long and have wings that cover less than half their abdomen.
When are oriental cockroaches most active?
Are Oriental cockroaches harmful to humans?
As is the case with American cockroaches and German cockroaches, Oriental roaches can spread bacteria and allergens that adversely affect health. They may also contaminate food sources.