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Pest Library: Brown-Banded Cockroach

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Brown-Banded Cockroaches are approximately 5/8" in length. Females are dark with dark red-brown wings, males are thinner and lighter in color. Both have two light yellow to brown bands that run across their bodies. This cockroach is comfortable throughout the home environment but prefers to be above the floor level — you will find them behind wall art, moldings, curtains, etc.

The female will lay an average of thirteen egg capsules in her lifetime, each one about 1/4" in length with about 10 to 18 eggs. When the eggs hatch, nymphs will emerge and molt about seven times to reach the adult stage. This takes about 160 days.

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