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What do brown-banded cockroaches look like?

Brown-banded cockroaches are light brown in color and have distinctive bands running across their wings and abdomens. They measure about ½ inch in length and are relatively small compared to American cockroaches. 

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Are brown-banded cockroaches dangerous?

Like other types of cockroaches, brown-banded roaches can carry and transmit microorganisms, bacteria, and pathogens which can cause multiple health issues. They also contaminate food and surfaces where food is prepared with their urine, feces, and the germs they pick up on their bodies. For some individuals, they can be a source or allergens and trigger asthma attacks. 

Do brown-banded cockroaches fly?

Although they have wings, female brown-banded cockroaches cannot fly. Adult males of this species can fly and typically do so when disturbed. 

Where are brown-banded cockroaches commonly found?

Unlike other cockroaches that prefer damp areas, brown-banded cockroaches have a preference for warmer, dryer areas. In fact, they’re more likely to be found near hot water tanks, furniture, upper kitchen and bathroom cabinets, light switches, electronics, and in bedrooms. 

What do brown-banded cockroaches eat?

Brown-banded cockroaches will consume almost anything; this includes:

  • Trash
  • People & pet food
  • Wallpaper glue
  • Book bindings
  • Drapes
  • Boxes

How do I know if I have a brown-banded cockroach infestation?

Brown-banded cockroaches are usually most active at night, but you might spot one searching for food during the day. Other signs of a brown-banded cockroach infestation include droppings that look like black smears or specks, and yellowish egg cases.

Is it hard to get rid of brown-banded cockroaches on your own?

Along with German cockroaches, brown-banded roaches are one of the most challenging cockroach species to eliminate. To exterminate these pests from your home or business, it’s best to contact a local pest control company.

How do I get rid of brown-banded cockroaches?

To exterminate brown-banded cockroaches in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand regions of South Carolina, contact Harris Pest Control. Our locally owned and family-operated pest control company has been providing cockroach control for 50 years and our pest control specialists have the knowledge and equipment necessary to take care of your roach problem, no matter the species or the size of the infestation. To get started, simply reach out to schedule a free pest inspection and we’ll take it from there!

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