Under laboratory conditions this species is shown to have a huge potential for reproduction. In natural conditions in the U.S., so far, this has not happened, and it remains a minor species. It is capable of parthenogenesis, or reproduction without males, although sexual reproduction with males is normal. The female can produce up to 30 egg capsules in her lifetime, which may be almost 2 years long. Each capsule contains an average of 24 eggs, and is almost twice the size of the capsule of the American roach, and the female carefully glues it to a hidden surface. These are an outdoor roach that lives in dense vegetation as well as other damp, secluded locations, and will enter structures commonly.
Since this species occurs outdoors, control begins with habit management in the outdoor areas. Removal of harborage sites under debris or piles of wood and discarded materials will reduce populations near a structure. Control of food and moisture sources outdoors and indoors are important. Granular insect baits are well accepted, and the use of a perimeter treatment with a residual insecticide will intercept many individuals that attempt to access a structure.