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Cockroaches » Brown-banded Cockroach

Brown-banded Cockroach
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Appearance

Light or dark brown; about 1/2-inch in length. Both males (long and thin) and females (more oval) have lighter-colored bands running across their wings.

Habitat

Like German cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches are found in kitchens and bathrooms. However, because they require less moisture, they are also found in bedrooms, living rooms, closets, bookcases, even light switches and furniture. This adaptability can make roach control difficult.

Diet

Brown-banded cockroaches are omnivorous and will eat anything that possesses organic matter, even organic glues used in books and cabinets.

Roach control: brown-banded cockroach

Preventing cockroaches from entering your home in the first place is critical to roach control. Inspect all incoming food goods, boxes and used furniture and appliances for cockroaches or their eggs, and remove them with a vacuum or by otherwise killing them. In commercial facilities, avoid storing food items in cardboard boxes on shelves. In homes, store paper bags in the garage or away from the kitchen, utility room and bathrooms. Sealing holes and cracks around plumbing pipes under sinks, behind toilets, etc. is essential for roach control.

Cockroaches pose serious health risks to your family or business. Good sanitation, a thorough inspection, and professional baits/treatments are all part of an effective roach control strategy.

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