oriental cockroach

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oriental cockroach

A large cockroach (Blatta orientalis) that prefers dark, moist places and is often be found around decaying organic matter, and in sewers, drains, and damp basements
Synonym: waterbug
See also: cockroach
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Homeopaths have been using Indian cockroaches, Blatta Orientalis, since 1890 for the treatment of asthma," said Mr Thomas.