The oriental cockroach is another large species of cockroach found in the United States. In contrast to other species of roaches, they are shiny black in color rather than brown. They are also 1 inch in length with an almost greasy appearance and lack of functioning wings.
Often called waterbugs, these roaches prefer dark, damp areas. Common hiding places for these roaches would be in damp basements and under sinks and washing machines. Oriental cockroaches are also slower and less wary of threats compared to other types of roaches.
Female cockroaches can lay up to 16 eggs at a time. Eggs hatch after 2 months and the young will molt several times over the course of 2 years to fully mature. Upon reaching adulthood, oriental cockroaches will only survive for 1-6 months in which a female can produce up to 120 offspring in that time.