We are very well aware of the fact that the occurrence of Cockroaches is one of the significant issues faced by people in The United States. There are several species; however, only a few are present in North Carolina, and they have comparatively a little less stress compared to other cities there.

The Major Species found here are:

1. The American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana)

American Cockroach

Appearance- These cockroaches are giant up to 1.5 inches, have wings, and are reddish-brown with a lighter border over the head.

Place of exhibiting- They occur in the dark, damp, warm areas, often near steam pipes, in sewers, grease traps, wet basements, etc. They mostly happen to be in restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, breweries, pet shops, and other establishments where food is prepared or stored.

Lifespan- They can survive up to two years, much longer than other cockroach types.

2. The German Cockroach (Blattella germanica)

German Cockroach

Appearance- These are small in size, ranging from 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch in length and medium yellowish-brown in color. German roaches can be distinguished from other cockroaches by two dark parallel stripes on the anterior, dorsal portion of the thorax.

Place of Exhibition-  The preferred habitats by these cockroaches are Kitchens, bathrooms, and other locations that provide food, moisture, warmth, and shelter.

Life span- It is approximately 100 days.

3. The Cuban Cockroach (Panchlora Nivea)

Cuban Cockroach

Appearance- Cuban Cockroaches, are about 3/4 of an inch in length and identified by their lime green color. Young ones are brown. They are brought into this country in bananas. They have wings and can fly, often attracted by the lights in the home. They fly toward porches and outdoor fixtures.

Place of exhibiting- They most often reside outside where they are found inside yard debris, firewood piles, and wooded areas that are moist, shaded, and have leaf litter in abundance. They are attracted to lights and might fly toward a building spotting lights.

Lifespan- They find trouble reproducing indoors and have a lifespan of twenty months.

4. The Western Wood Cockroach (Parcoblatta Americana)

Wood Cockroach

Appearance- They are brown to reddish-brown and can reach 1-1.3/4 inches in length. They have oval-shaped bodies. The males have fully-developed wings that cover the entire body fly rather fast (although they can’t fly), and females have small wing pads and are flightless.

Place of exhibiting- They possess nocturnal behavior. They are not the ones who love to stay indoors, and they generally live outdoors. They prefer sites that are moist and dark such as forests. They change their habitat only if the situation demands so.

Lifespan- They live for several months.

5. The Brown-hooded Cockroach (‎Cryptocercus punctulatus)

Brown-hooded Cockroach

These are also known as Wingless Wood Roach, Eastern Wood-eating Cockroaches.

Appearance- These pests are brown to black and are 23-30 mm in length. They are wingless, which makes them incapable of flying. This is not a house pest and is instead a recycler of nutrients in decomposing wood. 

Place of exhibiting- It is most likely to be found in forests and woodlands. It lives in large congregations such as decaying tree trunks, stumps, and rotting logs.

Lifespan- It is roughly about 200 days.

Weather In North Carolina

North Carolina is one of those cities where the weather is pleasant. The summers are warm, which offers warmer months to roaches. Summers are the chief breeding season for these pests, so they multiply in huge numbers. Cockroaches have a perfect sense of things, and they can sense humidity in the air, which makes them breed and harbor in this city.

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