To the untrained eye, all cockroaches may look alike. However, there are actually five
species of significance. German, Brown-banded, Oriental, American and Common Wood
cockroaches are all unwelcome pests.
The most common cockroach is the German cockroach. It has a flattened oval body with
spiny legs and measures 15 mm (3/4") when fully grown. Both male and female are winged.
Color is light brown with two dark brown stripes running lengthwise on the middle