The American Cockroach is reddish brown with a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head. Immature cockroaches are similar to adults but have no wings. They are fast moving insects and scuttle for cover when disturbed. They are one of a few cockroach spicies that can fly but mainly scuttle. American cockroach are larger in body length than most found to infest properties in the UK. Size length to 40mm
They are found mostly in commercial areas and establishments like restaurants and grocery stores, sewers and street drainage areas which likely explains why they are more often found in commercial districts.