Brown-banded Cockroaches

Brown-banded Cockroaches

How to get rid of this?.To get rid of pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step.

Size
One of the smallest of the invasive cockroaches, the adult brown-banded cockroach may reach 11 to 14.5 mm in length.

Color
These colorful roaches received their name from the light brown or tan transverse bands that are present on the wings of the adult and across the body of the young, or nymphs.

These cockroaches need warm temperatures to survive. As a result, they often enter homes looking for shelter, but the most common way that brown-banded cockroaches get inside a home is when infested furniture, food products, grocery items and electronics are brought into the house. Living areas with access to food and ample hiding places are favorite spots for brown-banded cockroaches.

Brown-banded cockroaches will feed on almost anything from trash and pantry goods to nylon stockings, drapes, and wallpaper. Brown-banded cockroach infestations can pose a number of health risks. These roaches have been found to carry and spread harmful bacteria and protozoa which cause gastroenteritis and diarrhea. More commonly, roaches indoors have been found to trigger asthma and allergies. Also, these roaches are able to transfer disease organisms that cause food poisoning and dysentery by contaminating food, cooking utensils and food preparation surfaces.

The first step in addressing any cockroach infestation is to identify the species correctly. The techniques used to manage one species seldom prove effective when applied to another species. Thus, it is best to contact your local pest control professional if you suspect an infestation.

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