Brown-Banded Roaches

Quick Facts

Risk Factors

  • Family
  • Home
  • Pet


  • season Summer



0.5 inch

Inch Long



What do Brown-Banded Roaches look like?

As their name suggests, brown-banded roaches are named for the lighter brown bands that are found going across their darker brown bodies. Adults can grow up to ½ an inch in length, making them a smaller species of roach. Males have fully developed wings that extend out past their abdomen and are capable of flight; females have short underdeveloped wings and cannot fly.

What are the signs of Brown-Banded Roaches?

Unlike a lot of roaches that prefer to live in moist areas, brown-banded roaches prefer to live in areas that are warm and dry. Inside homes, they are found in attics, on ceilings, in furniture, in the upper cabinets of bathrooms and kitchens, and living around the motors of large appliances like refrigerators.

Once living inside homes, brown-banded cockroaches will feed on a wide variety of things including: wallpaper, stamps, book bindings, draperies, and nylon stockings. They will also feed on and contaminate the typical cockroach delicacies (basically anything) that can be found in kitchen and pantry areas.


What Damage do Brown-Banded Roaches cause?

Brown-banded roaches, like other species of cockroaches, are very dangerous to have living and breeding in your home. They feed on and contaminate the food that is located inside. They will damage personal items by chewing and feeding on them.

How do you prevent Brown-Banded Roaches?

Along with year-round services to control brown-banded roaches in and around your home, the best way to prevent problems with these pests is to always make sure to practice good sanitation habits such as; removing trash on a regular basis and storing it in tightly sealed containers outside until trash pick-up day; regularly vacuum, dust, and mop floors; quickly clean-up crumbs and spills; and make sure to store food in tightly sealed jars or other containers or store in the refrigerator and not just out on kitchen counters.


How do I get rid of Brown-Banded Roaches?

The best solution for a brown-banded cockroach infestation is to call a professional to treat your home. You could vacuum the roaches up and make sure your house is clean.

Can Brown-Banded Roaches hurt me?

Brown-banded roaches will introduce dangerous bacteria and pathogens into your home that can make you and your family very ill. They carry and spread bacteria and protozoa which causes gastroenteritis and diarrhea, asthma and allergies. They can also transfer disease organisms that cause food poisoning and dysentery.

What to Expect when Suburban Exterminating Arrives

If you’re facing a roach infestation, Suburban Exterminating of Long Island can help. We offer home pest control services that address roach problems as well as other pest pressures homes in New York face. We also offer commercial pest control services that help businesses get rid of roaches and other pests common to commercial facilities.