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Australian Cockroach (Periplaneta australasiae)
Up to 1-1/4 inches in length.
Reddish brown with yellow markings on the back half of its body.
The Australian cockroach is a pest of homes along the Gulf Coast from central Florida to eastern Texas, but especially in parts of Florida. This cockroach is a ready flier and travels easily from trees onto houses. It is commonly attracted to homes to feed on improperly maintained trash containers and pet food on patios and decks. Once by the house, these insects may then enter.