Brown Banded Roaches
Appearance and Size Facts
- Brown Banded roaches are light brown to glossy dark brown in color
- There are two pale, transverse stripes on the abdomen of the cockroach
- Size: Approximately 5/8 inch in length
- They can jump but only males are able to fly
- Prefer to hide in warm, dry areas
Behavior and Habitat of Brown Banded Roaches
Brown Banded cockroach females deposit egg capsules in clusters on furniture, draperies, wall decorations, shelving, and ceilings. The egg capsule contains 14 to 16 eggs, and a female produces 10 to 20 capsules in her lifetime. They feed on starchy materials, and will even eat non-food items such as nylon stockings. They are nocturnal, and while both cockroaches can jump, only males can fly. Brown Banded roaches prefer to hide in warm, dry areas. They can be found near the ceiling, behind wall decorations and loose wallpaper, in closets, beneath or inside of upholstered furniture, underneath aquariums, and in electrical appliances, such as refrigerator motor housings. They will be found in completely different areas of the home than the German cockroach.
Signs of Infestation of Brown Banded Roaches
Look for droppings and egg capsules in areas which are different than where German roaches would be found (kitchens and bathrooms).
Tips for Prevention of Brown Banded Roaches
Caulk cracks and crevices, repair torn screens, and seal holes around pipes and other fixtures with copper mesh or other suitable materials.
Brown Banded Roach Gallery
Latest Pest & Termite Control News
Jun 07, 2021—Florida Termites
South Florida is an attractive place to call home. It's no wonder termites also love West Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce and other South Florida neighborhoods. In fact, termites are predicted to damage over 50% of South Florida structures by 2040, according to...Read More ›
Here at Hulett Environmental Services, we receive many questions regarding the different species of termites and questions about the various effective treatment methods for eradicating infestations, including "Do you tent for subterranean termites?", along with "Does tenting kill subterranean...Read More ›
As the warmer and rainy months approach, South Floridians must be aware that termite swarming season is also upon us, putting homes and businesses at increased risk of becoming infested. In fact, South Florida is home to many of the cities known for having some of the most termite infestations...Read More ›