flattened insects with long antennae and a prominent, shield-shaped
section behind the head called a pronotum, cockroaches prefer
to scurry when threatened.
Cockroaches lay eggs in an ootheca, which is a leathery capsule
that the female carries while foraging for food. The eggs hatch
into nymphs, which resemble the adult cockroach except that it
is smaller and has no wings. The wings develop in a later stage
of nymphal growth.
The cockroach has a disagreeable odor and fouling excrement.
Cockroaches cause damage by spreading these foul substances and
causing tracks on all soft surfaces that their mouthparts come
into contact with.
Types of cockroaches vary throughout the world. The American
Cockroach- Periplaneta Americana is 28-44mm in length. It is
a shining reddish-brown with a pale creamy yellow edge around
the dorsal plate. The American cockroach requires a moist