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Brown Banded Roaches

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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.

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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).

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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.

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