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