This species of cockroach is less wary and more sluggish than the others. This cockroach prefers dark, damp crevices in such places as basements,
utility and service tunnels and sewer pipes.
It can climb the outside of water pipes to reach the upper floors in buildings. Since theOriental cockroach prefers to live in colonies,
great numbers may occur around water leaks in the basement, behind toilets, baths or laundry tubs.
Outdoors, when the climate is tolerable, This cockroach may be found in alley ways, under verandas or among piles of garbage.