Oriental Cockroaches
The Oriental cockroach is found in all parts of the United States, though they are most common in high-moisture situations, especially around decaying organic matter. You mostly see them during the late spring or early summer.

German Cockroaches
The German cockroach is the most common roach in homes that breeds throughout the year. These pests favor a humid atmosphere and an average temperature of 70 degrees.

Smoky Brown Cockroaches
Smoky brown cockroaches are most common in central Texas and the extreme South, where they are found equally indoors and outdoors. They move and fly individually, going in and out of buildings to feed.

Brown-Banded Cockroaches
The brown-banded cockroach is most prominent in the South. Since they need less moisture, they can be found anywhere in the house, especially high on walls, behind pictures and furniture, and in closets.

American Cockroaches
The American cockroach is often found in dark, moist areas, such as around bathtubs, clothes hampers, sewers, and basement corners. They also lurk wherever food is prepared and stored.