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If you’re dealing with cockroach infestation, it’s time to call the pest control experts. Cockroaches in particular are a difficult pest to eradicate, as they can survive harsh conditions and reproduce quickly. Some cockroach species can remain active for 30 days without eating, go without air for over 30 minutes, and survive radiation levels up to 15 times the fatal exposure for human beings.

Additionally, cockroaches can carry diseases and other illnesses that can be harmful to you or those who you live or work with. At Las Vegas Pest Control, we provide sustainable pest control solutions that keep pests out of your home or business long term.

Cockroach (Blattodea)

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Types of Cockroaches in Las Vegas

When spotting a cockroach inside your home or workplace, it’s important to be able to identify it. Not only do you need to know the common features of the insect, but it can also help to be aware of the different types of cockroach species. We’ll walk through the difference between the American cockroach, the brown-banded cockroach, the Oriental cockroach, and the German cockroach.

In Las Vegas and the surrounding area, only four main species commonly cause problems.

  • Dark American cockroach (known as the palmetto or water bug)
  • Oriental cockroach (black beetle)
  • German cockroach
  • Brown-banded cockroach
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The American Cockroach

The American cockroach can be identified by their reddish-brown color with a light brown band around its head. It uses its wings regularly to fly, too. These cockroaches tend to infest residential homes, restaurants, or other areas where food is often prepared. The American cockroach is the largest species of cockroach commonly found in Las Vegas.

The Oriental Cockroach

Of the four different species, Oriental cockroaches are the darkest in color. They are typically dark brown or black in color and shiny. They are also larger than other types of cockroaches and can grow over an inch in length. Their wings are fairly large, too. Oriental cockroaches will nest indoors or outdoors but often prefer humid areas.

The German Cockroach

German cockroaches are light brown and are the smallest of the cockroaches found in Las Vegas. They are easy to identify by two dark longitudinal stripes on their pronotum. They also have wings, but they don’t fly. They are mostly found indoors and are active at night. During the day, they hide in cracks and other dark places.

The Brown-Banded Cockroach

Brown-banded cockroaches have a dark brown to dark red body color and wings. They get their name from the light brown band that runs across the base of their wings. Unlike American Cockroaches, these species tend to infest residential areas rather than commercial ones. They are harder to manage than other types as they will invade any room, not just the kitchen or bathroom.

Cockroach Lifecycle

Although every species of cockroach has its estimated lifespan, cockroaches live for one year on average. Their lifespan depends on factors such as food availability, climate, and habitat. On average they can live for one week without water and one month without food.

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Cockroaches have 3 developmental stages – egg, nymph, and adult. Eggs are hatched on ootheca (casings) where they are protected from the environment as they develop. Eggs become nymphs, and nymphs go through different stages until they reach maturity. Certain species grow wings while others don’t.

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Return to living pest-free and contact the pest control experts at Las Vegas Pest Control. With preventive pest control treatments and high-quality methods, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your space is free of pests. With our preventive pest control treatments, your property will be protected year-round from infestation. Give our team a call or fill out our contact form to schedule your appointment or to get your free quote!


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