oriental roach


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Noun1.oriental roach - dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distributionoriental roach - dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
cockroach, roach - any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
Blatta, genus Blatta - type genus of the Blattidae: cockroaches infesting buildings worldwide
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The Oriental roach is dark red to brown to black throughout and measures in at an inch and a quarter.
Oriental roaches are thought to be of North African origin, regardless of their name.
Oriental roaches are brown or black and reside in sewers, drainage areas and other disgusting destinations, traipsing through unsanitary waste and transported it into homes through plumbing, doorways and windows.