Lawn Care Guide

Brown-Banded Cockroaches

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These roaches are the smallest of invasive cockroaches with adults measuring between 1/4” – 2/3”. They have light brown/tan bands that span across their backs and wings.


HABITAT

Brown-banded cockroaches prefer to live in warmer and drier conditions than their German cockroach cousins. Brown-banded roaches live in ceilings, attics, and appliance motors. While Brown-banded roaches are mostly nocturnal, they can be seen during the day looking for food. They enjoy a high starch diet and prefer to eat wallpaper glue, book bindings and stamps.

THE DANGER BROWN-BANDED COCKROACHES POSE TO HUMANS

These roaches’ feces can trigger asthma and allergy attacks as well as stomach issues such as diarrhea and gastroenteritis.