Alabama is in the southeastern region of the United States, which was entirely dependent on agriculture for the longest time. It is bordered by Georgia to the east, Mississippi to the west, Tennessee to the north, the Gulf of Mexico, and Florida to the south. The state is also known as the “Heart of Dixie” and the “Cotton State.” The southern region is one of the worst affected by cockroaches, and they create a ruckus in homes.

The Cockroaches in Alabama are listed below:

German Cockroach

German Cockroach

They are Light brown to tan and usually have a darker color in the early stages of development, which lighten to a faint brown in later stages. They have long, comprehensive, and flat bodies. They have two dark longitudinal lines on the shield behind their head. These do not fly, despite having wings. These wings help them in catching or tracking their progress through the house.

Habitat

German Cockroaches love to stay indoors. They love to reside in warm, humid, dark, and well-hidden areas and can be found anywhere in cupboards, up under kitchen sinks, in drawers, closets, etc.

Brown Banded Cockroach

Brown Banded Cockroach

The Brown Banded Cockroach rarely exceeds ½ inch in length, is light brown, and has tan bands that cross their wings. You can spot their light brown egg cases near the ceiling or higher on walls. They leave behind their feces and shed their skin.

Habitat

Brown-banded cockroaches are found in apartments, homes, hotels, and hospitals. They are less frequently found in restaurants, stores, and kitchens. 

American Cockroach

American Cockroach

This is a reddish-brown, about 1.5 inches long or longer than that, winged, but does not fly. The wings of males are longer than the female wings. Young cockroaches are gray-brown. As the American roaches mature, they become more reddish-brown in appearance. They have well-developed wings but do not fly much unless temperatures are above 85 degrees, then they are known as “flying water bugs.” 

Habitat

These generally cannot survive in temperatures less than 25 °F. American cockroaches prefer damp conditions and often are found in sewers, woodpiles, and mulch. 

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental Cockroach

These are approximately 1 inch in length. These are shiny black to dark reddish-brown. These are also known as Black Cockroaches because of their appearance. 

Habitat

They are most active early in the evening and are located at ground level. Due to the cold environment, they are commonly found under refrigerators, sinks, washing machines, and floors. They often take shelter in basements, crawl spaces, utility rooms, sewers, and old incinerators as these places do not have frequent visitors.

Smoky Brown Cockroach

Smoky Brown Cockroach

They are the most extensive local species of cockroaches, which can be identified by their brown/black body pattern and have a uniform mahogany color. These roaches are excellent flyers and can work their way into the home where they like to live. 

Habitat

These can be found in areas that are warm, very moist, and protected from the elements. Smoky brown cockroaches live in decaying organic material, gardens and the forested regions, oak tree habitat, etc.

Weather in AlabamaThe summers in Alabama are among the hottest in the U.S. The average temperature in the state is 18 degrees Celsius, which is not too cold, and cockroaches find it easy to reproduce here and multiply in numbers. The southern part of the country is warmer because of its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. It can be said safely that the climatic conditions of the region support the thriving of cockroaches here.

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