It’s big. It’s nasty. It’s called the B-52. And it’s everywhere. If you’ve lived in Hawaii more than an hour, then you are familiar with the American cockroach. They are the largest of the Hawaii cockroaches, and are as comfortable living inside as out. They can slip beneath doors or through tiny tears in screens hunting for food and water. The American cockroach can feed on almost anything from leaves, algae, other insects, pet food, crumbs or anything that is left out overnight. If given the choice, the American cockroach prefers to live outside looking for warm, moist spaces such as garden beds or beneath homes.
What Are The Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation?
Although nocturnal, cockroaches are not difficult to spot scurrying across your lanai or kitchen floor, or flying from one side of your yard to the other. They leave small, mouse like droppings in basements, pantries, behind appliances or in corners of your bathroom.
American cockroach egg cases are around 37 mm long and are reddish or dark brown. The egg sacks can be found in all the usual dark, wet places such basements, near drains, bathrooms and kitchens. Occasionally, homeowners will find them in garages or storage sheds as well.