Cuban roaches, also known as green roaches or green banana roaches, are not your typical cockroach. Their green coloring gives them a unique appearance, and their preference for outdoor living makes them far less of a nuisance than most of the other cockroach species found in Florida. In fact, most people don’t consider this roach to be a nuisance at all.
Identifying Cuban roaches is fairly easy, due to the bright green coloring of adult roaches. Apart from their distinctive shade, these roaches are fairly large at around two inches long. They have six legs, antennae, and wings. They are good fliers and are often attracted to light sources. Adult Cuban roaches usually stay in tree canopies, while juveniles – who are brown in coloring – live on the ground. You can compare them to other types of cockroaches here.
Cuban roaches are actually not a problem roach. In fact, many people keep these roaches as pets because of their pleasant coloring and the fact that they are harmless to humans. They don’t bite or sting, and they rarely come indoors and are not known to transmit diseases.
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