Oriental cockroaches are a type of cockroach that is native to the Mediterranean region and are now found in many parts of the world. They are known for their strong, musty odor and are often found in damp or humid areas, such as basements, crawl spaces, and sewers. They can also be found in outdoor areas like mulch beds, flower beds, and leaf litter. They are particularly drawn to moist, warm environments and are commonly found near water sources. They are also known to thrive in sewers and drain pipes, and are often found in commercial and industrial buildings.
Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1 inch in length, with a dark brown or black color. Females are slightly larger than males and have a wider, more rounded abdomen. They have a shiny appearance and have long, slender legs. They are slow-moving and are often found in dark, hidden areas. They are typically active at night and are most active during warm weather.