Asian Cockroaches

Blattella asahinai Mizukubo


The primary habitat of the Asian cockroach is outdoors in shaded mulched or composted areas, such as landscaping and gardens, where fresh plant litter accumulates. They may invade structures but indoor infestations are rare occurrences. They become active at



sundown and are attracted to light-coloured surfaces and brightly lit areas. Adults will take flight during the day if disturbed. Asian cockroaches are almost identical to German Cockroaches.



A female Asian cockroach produces approximately four egg capsules (oothecal), each averaging 37 eggs, in her lifetime. Nymphs take approximately 67 days to reach adulthood. Adult females live an average of 104 days and adult males live an average of 49 days.