Cuban Roach



Common Name: Cockroach, Cuban cockroach

Other Names: Green Cuban roach

Origin: Native to Latin America this species has been introduced to Florida, where it now is a resident. It occasionally may occur in other states as a transient species carried in packages or vehicles.

Biology: This is primarily an outdoor species that is capable of flight and is attracted to lights, drawing it to structures where it may invade as a nuisance pest.

Identification: Adults are about 1 inch long and are a light green color. They have fully developed wings that are much longer than the abdomen, and they are somewhat narrow in appearance. Nymphs are dark brown.

Characteristics Important in Control: Control involves primarily preventing it from entering a structure, and reducing the attraction of lighting will help keep them away