Pest Solutions of Tampa Bay
This adult is about 11/4" to 1 1/2" long. It is reddish-brown to dark-brown with a characteristic making behind the head. On the front edge of the base of the forewing is a light-yellow band. Nymphs have light-yellow spots on top of the abdomen. This cockroach is abundant outdoors and in greenhouses, where it can damage plants. It enters homes and is called a palmetto bug.