Pest Identification

Learn More About the Pests Invading Your Home

Brown Banded Cockroach



  • Brown banded cockroaches are considered small roaches measuring to about 5/8 of an inch long
  • They received their name from the light yellow bands that are present on the wings of the adult and across the body of the young
  • Brown banded cockroaches feed on household items like books, envelopes, stamps, wallpaper, and draperies
  • They tend to avoid water and are more common in warmer, dryer climates
  • They are reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens
  • Brown banded cockroaches are usually nocturnal, or active primarily at night