(Periplaneta americana) This cockroach occurs outdoors and indoors, and often infests basements and sewer systems. These large cockroaches are capable of flying, but usually remain on the ground. The female produces an egg case every month for about 10 months; there are about 16 eggs per egg case.
Limiting the movement of these cockroaches from sewer systems to
basements may be done with screens placed over drains. Sticky traps may help to locate infested sites. Chemical control in the form of aerosols, dusts or baits directed at these infested sites will provide control.