What Do Roaches Look Like?


Roaches are basically flattened insects that are holding wings over their backs. Find out what colors and sizes to look for in cockroaches with information from an entomologist in this free video on insects and bugs.

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I'm Mike Quinn. I've been an animologist for twenty years and we're here in Austin, Texas talking about what do roaches look like. They're basically flattened insects holding their wings over their backs. They're often the ones that we find in and around our houses. Are dark in color. They can range from twenty to fifty millimeters long. But many roaches out in the field are green and most of the majority of roaches aren't interested in us or our garbage and live clean lives as it were out in the forests. But the roaches in and around our houses are generally dark in color and familiar to most people. But those are some of the ways to recognize a cock roach.


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