Getting to know the Turkestan cockroach

Cockroaches have historically been a top pest and reliable source of business for PMPs. Indeed, from day one most new technicians are taught to recognize the four most commonly encountered species:

  • the German cockroach–one of our smaller cockroaches, bane of restaurants and homes
  • the Figure 1. The adult female S. lateralis (A) and adult female Oriental
    cockroach (B) are similar in size and color. Arrow points
    to the distinguishing light marking on the forewing margin
    of the Turkestan…

Source: Insects in the City

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