American Cockroaches

These reddish-brown cockroaches average about 2.5 inches in length and have distinct yellow bands around the area behind their heads. They also have the ability to fly and can be found in homes and businesses across La Quinta and the greater Coachella Valley. American cockroaches are not water or palmetto bugs though people often get them confused. American cockroaches prefer to live outdoors in moist, humid areas such as flowerbeds or even in trees but they’ll come indoors – often into your kitchen, bathroom, or basement – to find food and water.