Contact the professionals at Heritage Pest Control if you suspect having Brown-banded Cockroaches infestation.

Brown-banded Cockroaches 

Cockroaches are some of the peskiest pests. They exist in various sizes and colors. Most of them crawl or run, but some are known to fly. They have been in existence for millions of years, and there are thousands of their species roaming the world.  

Brown-banded cockroaches belong to a small species of cockroach,  they are light brown, with pronounced banding across wings. 

They are more apt to be found in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, nursing homes and hospitals rather than in restaurants, grocery stores and other commercial establishments. They prefer starchy foods and appear to have lower water requirements than other cockroaches. Nymphs and adults frequently are found on ceilings in dark or dimly lit rooms, behind picture frames, in light switches, in upper walls of cabinets and closets, or on underside of furniture and inside upholstered furniture.

Brown-branded roaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Recent medical studies have shown that cockroach allergens cause allergies and exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children. And brown-banded cockroaches have been identified as a species of roach that can cause such reactions.

 

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