What do brown-banded cockroaches look like?
- Size: 1/2 in.
- Color: Males are brown and females are brown-black; both sexes have a light-colored band running across their wings.
- Body Structure: Narrow, oval-shaped body with antennae and banded wings
Characteristics of brown-banded cockroaches
Females carry an egg capsule, holding up to 18 eggs, for 2-3 days and then deposit the capsule under a protective surface near food.
Eggs can hatch anywhere from 30-100 days after being laid. Nymphs take anywhere from 3 to 9 months to develop into adults.
The typical lifespan of a brown-banded cockroach is approximately one year. Also, unlike some other species, brown-banded roaches are capable of flight.
When are brown-banded cockroaches most active?
Where are brown-banded cockroaches found?
Generally speaking, brown-banded cockroaches do not live outside. Indoors, brown-banded cockroaches are often found in upper cabinets, near ceilings, and in other higher locations. They’re also found around refrigerator motor housings, electronic equipment, and also furniture. Unlike other species, they prefer warmer and drier conditions.
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