Oriental Cockroaches are about 1 – 1 1/4″ long and are a shiny black color. An Oriental Cockroach, also known as Black Beetle, Water Bug, or Shad Roach is worldwide. Survives outdoors very well found under stones, debris and leaf piles even in freezing weather. They usually enter through door thresholds, under sliding glass doors, along utility pipes, air ducts and floor drains. Usually found in cellars, basements, and crawl spaces but have been known to crawl up drain pipes.
They feed on decaying organic matter and all kinds of food and filth which give them a strong odor.