Since the age of dinosaurs, cockroaches have grown to have more than 4,000 types of species today. It is scary to think of the numbers of them out there, but lucky for us, there are only two species that are commonly found in Singapore. Do you know what they are?

Types of cockroaches in Singapore

American cockroach

  • The American cockroach is one of the largest cockroaches that can be found in households. The adults of the American cockroach can grow up to 50mm in size.
  • They are usually brown in color.
  • Being one of the largest cockroaches they are able to survive up to two years with the right condition.
  • They prefer places that are warm, dark and moist and are usually found outdoors.
  • Both genders has the ability to fly

German cockroach

  • Although the American cockroach is the largest, the German cockroach is the most common cockroach you can find in a home. This is due to their ability to produce more offsprings.
  • They have a lighter brown compared to the American cockroach
  • Compared to the American cockroach they can only survive up to a year.
  • They also prefer warm, dark and moist places, but tends to live indoors.
  • They can also fly but rarely does it.

Now that you are able to identify the types of cockroaches, you will be able to take measures against them. However, if you are unfamiliar with the methods, You can call a professional down to assist you in exterminating them.