Green Cockroach Facts & Information

Protect your home or business from green cockroaches by learning techniques for identification and control.

Panchlora nivea
1 inch
Pale green
Yellow band around wings

Treatment

How do I get rid of green cockroaches?

What You Can Do

Here are some tips for homeowners who wish to prevent green cockroach infestations:

Maintain Yard: Moving leaves and woodpiles away from homes can limit the likelihood of an infestation.

Seal Entryways: Securing windows and doors also helps to keep the pests outside. Fine mesh window screens can help to keep pests outside of your home.

What Orkin Does

Your local Orkin technician is trained to help manage Green cockroaches and similar pests. Since every building or home is different, your Orkin technician will design a unique cockroach treatment program for your situation.

Orkin can provide the right solution to keep Green cockroaches in their place…out of your home, or business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Behavior, Diet & Habits

Understanding Green Cockroaches

Appearance

  • Size: Green cockroaches are about one inch long.

  • Color: Adults are pale green with a yellowish band around the front part of the pale green colored wings. Juvenile nymphs are black or brown.

Nocturnal

Primarily found outside, green cockroaches species are nocturnal.

Diet

Green cockroaches feed on:

  • Fruit

  • Leaf litter

  • Moldy bark

  • Rotted vegetation

  • Sugary organic matter

  • Spilled soda

Habitat

Moist, damp locations are ideal places for green cockroaches to live, though homeowners rarely spot them in basements or bathrooms.

Geographical Range

They are a tropical species found extensively in:

  • Central America

  • Mexico

  • Parts of South America.

  • Southeastern U.S. along the Gulf Coast.

Reproduction

These cockroaches do not breed inside. Females carry egg cases, or ootheca, internally for almost a month before they hatch. On average, each case holds about 40 eggs. The lifespan of a green cockroach is often less than three months.

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