This is a smaller species of cockroach, found most often in bathrooms and kitchens because they prefer sugary foods, toothpaste, and soap. Their smaller size makes it easier to hide in small cracks and crevices.
These cockroaches are commonly called the waterbug. Their average size is almost 2 inches, and they are considered one of the fastest insects making it easy for them to dart out of a room and remain unseen from humans. They prefer warm and moist areas and are most commonly found in basements and crawl spaces.
Referred to as a waterbug, is dark brown to black in color. They are commonly found in sewers, drains, and other damp dark places. Oriental cockroaches can be elusive in that a casual inspection of an infested dwelling during the day may show no signs of roach activity.