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Pest Identification: Brown Banded Cockroaches in Tennessee

There are few things as unnerving and revolting as opening a door to a dark room and finding cockroaches scurrying around. Brown banded cockroaches are one of the species of cockroaches that plague Tennessee homes and businesses. Often mistaken for German cockroaches, brown banded cockroaches are also small, brown cockroaches that are widely distributed throughout Tennessee and the U.S. 

Discovering brown banded cockroaches in your home or business can be tricky because they are nocturnal and are only active at night. However, you can spot brown banded cockroach droppings during the day—they look like pepper pellets—as well as eggs. 

U.S. Pest Protection can provide the cockroach control in Nashville and Tennessee that you need. It’s our guarantee to show up in less than 24 hours, ensuring that your problem will be quickly addressed. Want to figure out what kind of cockroach? See our brown banded cockroach identification tips below. 

How to Identify Brown Banded Cockroaches

Brown banded cockroaches get their name from the brown bands that run alongside their wings and body, which is also a light brown. Often misidentified for the German cockroach, brown banded cockroaches are also small, at about half an inch in length. But unlike German cockroaches, brown banded cockroaches can fly—if you see a small, flying cockroach in your home, it’s probably a brown banded cockroach.

If you’re not sure about what kind of cockroach is in your home, don’t fret. If you can take a picture of the cockroaches in your home, you can send it to us and use our free pest identification service. Want a professional to help? Ask about our free pest inspection

Where to Find Brown Brown Banded Cockroaches

Brown banded cockroaches are scavengers that will happily eat nearly any organic matter, including food, organic garbage, grease, and even starches in your book bindings or cereal boxes. You’ll often find roaches hanging out in kitchens or bathrooms. 

However, brown banded cockroaches require less moisture than other cockroaches. That fact, combined with their flying ability, means you’ll often find brown banded cockroaches in higher locations than you would other roaches, such as in upper kitchen cabinets. 

Brown banded cockroaches are nocturnal, and they are only active at night. 

Get Rid of Brown Banded Cockroaches in Tennessee Today

Left unchecked, one or two brown banded cockroaches can quickly turn into many, many more. Since cockroaches can spread pathogens and pose a serious health risk, that’s a bigger problem than you might think. Don’t let it happen to you. U.S. Pest Protection has the Tennessee pest control solutions you need to make sure your house stays cockroach-free. Ready to be rid of them? Schedule your free pest control inspection today!

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