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Brown Banded Cockroach

Description

Brown Banded Cockroach

Pest Stats

Color

Brown, with pronounced banding across wings

Legs

6

Shape

Oval

Size

1/2″ long

Antennae

Yes

Region

Found throughout U.S.

Habits

Brown-banded cockroaches prefer darkness and can be found throughout structures but prefer drier locations and areas above 80 degrees F. Brown-banded cockroach females carry their egg capsule for one to two days then attaches it to a protective surface such as furniture. Each capsule will produce about 18 eggs and females can product about 14 capsules in their lifetime.

Habitat

Brown-banded cockroaches tend be found in homes, apartments, hotels, and hospital rooms. They are frequently transported in furniture and rapidly spread throughout buildings. They are generally found in the warmer parts of the buildings. Preferred locations indoors include beneath tables, chairs, tables, chests, picture frames, moldings, and in rough plaster on walls. to prefer higher locations than most cockroach species and are often found in upper cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms.

Threats

Brownbanded cockroaches can cause damage from feeding and harboring in pantries. They contain protozoa and bacteria that can cause diseases such as gastroenteritis and diarrhea. Bacteria and protozoa can be transferred on their legs and bodies by crawling on food, utensils, and food surfaces.

Brown Banded Cockroach Prevention

If you suspect a brownbanded cockroach infestation, it is important to hire a pest control professional to rid your home of brownbanded cockroaches as soon as possible. The most effective way to get rid of brownbanded cockroaches call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection*. Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.

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