These small cockroaches, about 5/8 inches long, come in colors ranging from tan to light brown and have two light wings. The male’s wings cover their abdomen, while the females’ wings are a bit shorter. You usually find them in the Northeast, South, and Midwest.
Brown banded cockroaches require less moisture than their relatives, enabling them to easily disperse within a home. Like most cockroaches, they tend to avoid the light and will eat just about anything.
What Do Brown Banded Cockroaches Look Like?
- Can grow to as large as 5/8 in.
- Range in color from tan to light brown.
Where Do Brown Banded Cockroaches Live?
- Like to live in homes and apartments.
- Tend to cause problems in hospitals by feeding on bodily fluids, which can lead to cross infection.
How Do I Deal With Brown Banded Cockroaches?
The best way to keep away Brown Banded Cockroaches is to prevent them from invading your home to begin with. You can do this by eliminating all food and water sources as well as sealing up all cracks and crevices leading into your home.
If you have already found Brown Banded Cockroaches crawling around your house, it’s best to call a pest professional who will be able to effectively get rid of these nasty pests.