Ad BE63268AB368C15304A363829BC5852B5746B3B4

Pest Information

Cuban Cockroach

Cuban Cockroach

  • Latin Name: Panchlora nivea
  • Common Name: Cuban Cockroach
  • Latin Family Name: Blaberidae
  • Other Names: Green Cuban roach

Pest Details

Cuban Cockroach
Cuban Cockroach

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.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

Control involves primarily preventing it from entering a structure, and reducing the attraction of lighting will help keep them away. Perimeter treatments with a residual insecticide are effective at killing the individuals that attempt to enter.

Ad C432A1D9DD77C9FFF97561E4B3CD1CEC32E97ECE