The oriental cockroach is a large brown and black cockroach with a glossy body, and is capable of short flight.
Cockroaches require hiding places and prefer warm places with relatively high humidity. They also require a food and water source. The optimum temperature for oriental cockroaches is between 20 and 29 Celsius. Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal, meaning that inspection during the day may not reveal a cockroach infestation.