Color & Shape: Reddish Brown in Color, up to 2 inches long.
Habits: Although American cockroaches are found in residences, they are much more common in larger commercial buildings such as restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, preparation areas, basements, and steam tunnels.
During summer months, they can be found outdoors in yards and alleys. In the United States this is the most common species found in city sewer systems.
Frequently they enter structures by being brought in, coming up from the sewer system, via drains, or occasional mass migration from other structures, dumps, etc., during warm weather. Although they feed on many kinds of food, they show a particular fondness for fermenting food.