Oriental Roach

Contrary to its common name, the oriental cockroach is thought to be of north African origin. It is also commonly called a "black beetle" or "waterbug" or "shad roach." This species has worldwide distribution.

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American Roach

The American cockroach is also called a "waterbug", the "Bombay canary", and the "Palmettobug". Despite its name, the American cockroach is not native to North America but was most probably introduced via ships from Africa. It is worldwide in distribution.

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