The Field roach is primarily an outdoor cockroach species, and when it is found indoors it may be treated as an occasional invader that will not take up residence indoors. It is very similar in appearance to the German roach, but differs in its habits. In addition to its outdoor habitat, the Field roach flies readily and is attracted to lights. Females produce an egg capsule with an average of around 30 eggs in it, although as she continues producing capsules this number decreases. The interval from egg to adult is around 3 months, and adult insects normally do not survive cold winters.
As an outdoor pest, control relies mainly on reduction of harborage sites around the vicinity of structures. Perimeter treatments with a residual insecticide, as well as applications of granular baits, will reduce the populations. Indoor treatments are normally not needed, unless large numbers have managed to find their way inside.