American cockroach is the largest cockroach found in homes.
Brownbanded cockroaches have two brown bands on their body, which grow lighter in color with the age of the cockroach. Male brownbanded cockroaches have fully grown wings while females have underdeveloped wings.
The German cockroach is the most common specie of cockroaches. It is known for its worldwide distribution. These cockroaches can also induce numerous allergic reactions and illness, especially if kids are living in the house.
Oriental cockroaches are large and dark brown in color. These shiny cockroaches live in sewers and they help organic matter decay quickly. They are also known as water bugs because they are almost always seen coming out of sewers. They are also called black beetle cockroaches because of the shine on their body. Males have wings but they can't fly with them whereas females only have small stubs of underdeveloped wings. Their biological name is Blatta Orientalis.