The Oriental cockroach will reach an inch or so and look like someone took black boot polish to them and polished’em up. They are shiny black and require a great deal of moisture. They predominantly live in irrigation control boxes and the sewer system. If you are like me and take your dog on evening walks you will be able to watch them climbing out of manholes after sundown. An interesting tid-bit about Oriental roaches in St. George is that they have undeveloped wings. They are called wing-pads and look like stunted wings which stopped growing halfway through development. In all actuality, you are watching the slow process of evolution unfold before your very eyes.