American cockroaches are large, measuring about 1.5 to 2 inches in length. They have reddish-brown wings and a yellowish figure-eight pattern on their head. American cockroaches are excellent runners and can move quickly, which can make them difficult to catch.
American cockroaches are nocturnal and prefer to be active at night. They are attracted to warm, humid environments and are often found in kitchens and bathrooms. American cockroaches are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including crumbs, grease, and other organic matter. They are also known to carry bacteria and other pathogens, which can pose health risks to humans and pets.