American Cockroaches are mostly commercial pests, infesting restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, and warehouses, but they frequently enter houses through sewer and plumbing systems. Their color will range from red to brown, and they have a distinctive light brown band around the head. The American Cockroach will regularly use its wings to fly. Adult American Cockroaches may live up to around 15 months. Females will deposit their egg cases in a sheltered area, or usually near the ground level, preferably near a food source.