The Turkestan cockroach is a relatively new visitor to California; it reportedly hitched a ride to the U.S. in the household goods of military personnel returning from this roach’s native habitat in the Middle East. The Turkestan cockroach can be found in water meter boxes, cracks between blocks of concrete, compost piles, leaf litter and potted plants. Occasionally it turns up in sewer systems, warehouses and steam tunnels.
Sanitation measures outside involve removing debris and litter that provide harborage to these roaches. Inside, check drains. If you think you have a roach problem, your Clark technician will know the best course of action to remove Turkestan roaches from your home or property.
Latin name: Blatta lateralis