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Getting rid of oriental cockroaches

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Blattodea: Blattidae, Blatta orientalis.

The Oriental cockroach is dark reddish brown in color, so dark that it is sometimes referred to as the “Black Beetle” in Europe and some parts of the United States. These cockroaches are common in basements, crawl spaces, cracks and crevices of porches, foundations, and walkways adjacent to buildings. They feed on a wide variety of plant and animal material.
The Oriental cockroach breeds well in unventilated crawl spaces or basements where humidity is high. Adult cockroaches can live up to one year, during which females produce an average of 150 young. This cockroach prefers to feed on starchy foods but (like other roaches) will adapt to survive.