The American roach is reddish-brown, about 1.5 inches long or longer, winged, but seldom fly. The male wings are longer than the female wings. Young nymphs are gray-brown in color. They do have wings and will fly during warmer temperatures.Venom:
Indoors the American cockroach prefers damp areas that have access to water. Some of their favorite places indoors are basements, crawlspaces, near bathtubs and floor drains. Outside they can be found in shady damp areas such as hollow trees, yards and mulch beds.