There are nearly 70 different cockroach species found in the United States. Some species invade human dwellings and are considered pests. Below are the species most commonly found to infest your home.
Cockroaches, also known as roaches, are generally medium to large sized insects. The pest cockroaches can spread various diseases because they are commonly found near waste deposits or in the kitchen, where food is present. Others species of cockroaches are beneficial to the environment as important recyclers of decaying organic material, dead or dying plants and animals.