Types of Cockroaches
There are approximately 4,000 species of cockroaches in the world, according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Four of them are well known pests found in commercial kitchens and facilities: German, American, Brown-banded and Oriental.
Common Species of Cockroaches
Other pest species are peridomestic, meaning that they occur naturally outdoors and do not require the human habitat to survive. They will however take advantage and infest the surrounding perimeter of structures in urban environments. These include the American, Australian, Oriental, Brown, German and Garden cockroaches.
Following are just a few of the identifying characteristics of the 3 most common cockroaches: