• Wings are short (do not reach the end of the abdomen) and almost completely absent in the female
  • Shiny dark brown to black
  • 1-1.25 inches


  • Prefers cool, moist habitats
  • Commonly found in extremely filthy areas around sewers, dumpsters, or other types of organic refuse


  • Not common in homes
  • May move indoors during colder months seeking warmer temperatures and foodthrough openings in the foundation


  • Granular bait applications to exterior perimeter
  • Gel baits in or around drains and in basements