Cockroaches in the Las Vegas Area
Roaches vary in color from a brown to black in the house-invading species. These insects can grow up to 1.5 inches in length and prefer warm, moist, and dark areas. They have an oval shape and are flat-bodied, with a pronotum, or shield-like covering, which projects behind their head. Males and females of most species are fully winged, and are able to fly short distances but seldom do – preferring to let their six long legs do the scurrying when making a run for cover.