Brown-Banded Roach Appearance and Size Facts
Brown-banded cockroaches are, unfortunately, a common pest found in South Florida homes. Carrying diseases and potentially contaminating your home, you will want to know when you’re dealing with a brown-banded roach infestation. Trust the expert team at Hulett to show you how to identify, prevent, and eliminate a brown-banded cockroach infestation from your home.
Adult brown-banded roaches are half an inch to 5/8th of an inch in length on average. These roaches get their name from the two light brown bands they have on their mostly dark brown bodies. Males have wings that reach the point of their abdomen while females have smaller wings that prohibit them from flying. Each roach has six legs, is oval-shaped, and has antennas on their heads.
Identifying Brown-Banded Roaches From Other Roaches
Commonly confused with German cockroaches, the key indicator between the two is the two light-brown stripes down the bodies of brown-banded cockroaches. If you can’t find the stripes right away, don’t worry! The most accurate way to detect if you have a brown-banded cockroach problem in your Florida home is to contact the professionals.
Behavior and Habitat of Brown-Banded Roaches
The average lifespan of a brown-banded cockroach is around 200 days. Females will tend to lay 14 egg capsules during their lifespan, typically carrying around 10 to 18 eggs. Because of this, they can repopulate rapidly and create serious infestation risks.
Brown-banded cockroaches are usually nocturnal but can occasionally be found in the daylight. Whether you see a brown-banded roach in the dark or its usual hiding spot in furniture items, you are right to be concerned about these pesky critters due to the many health risks they can cause, including exposure to diseases like salmonella and dysentery. Additionally, these pests have been known to worsen respiratory conditions, including asthma, for some.
Signs of Infestation of Brown-Banded Roaches
One of the main indicators of a brown-banded cockroach infestation in your Florida home is the presence of fecal droppings. Another key indicator is the sight of eggs and egg cases, which are typically yellow and often found underneath furniture. However, the most common sign of an infestation is simply the sight of brown-banded cockroaches in your home.
Tips for Prevention of Brown-Banded Roaches
Since brown-banded cockroaches can feed off almost anything, the most effective way to prevent an infestation is to avoid leaving crumbs, specks, and similar particles on the floor. Clean off surfaces, such as countertops and floors, frequently and vacuum underneath furniture whenever possible.
Getting Rid of Brown-Banded Roaches
While preventative steps can help make your home less appealing to cockroaches, these pests are hardy and can survive in fairly barren environments, so are likely to thrive once they make it inside your cozy home. The most effective solution to getting rid of your Florida brown-banded cockroach problem is to get professional pest control help as soon as you suspect a problem. Professional pest control is your most effective option for controlling brown-banded roaches and can help you get rid of roaches through pet and family-friendly methods.
Effective Brown-Banded Roach Control Solutions
Do you have a brown-banded cockroach infestation in your home? Just call Hulett Environmental Services for the best brown-banded cockroach control and prevention in South Florida. With a team of expert technicians and over 50 years of pest control experience in the local area, we’ll eliminate and prevent your brown-banded cockroach problem from returning. Give our team a call or schedule your free inspection online today!