If you see cockroaches, it is best to treat the problem immediately or by calling in a Professional pest control company such as James White Ants Destroying Sdn Bhd.

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Brown-banded Cockroach control and Facts

Brownband cockroach


The Brown-banded cockroach, is a small species of cockroach.

The male has wings that cover the abdomen, while the female has wings that do not cover the abdomen completely. The male appears more slender than the female, the female appears wider..
They need less moisture than the German cockroach so they tend to be more broadly distributed in the home, such as in living rooms and bedrooms.


Characteristics of Brownbanded Cockraoch:

Size 10 to 14mm  
Shape oval  
Color light brown in color;with two light, irregular bands along their wings.  
Legs 6  
Wings yes  


The Brownbanded Cockroach will eat almost anything. Brownbanded cockroaches prefer to eat starchy foods, such as wallpaper paste and book bindings. Sometimes they’ll eat non-organic things, like nylon stockings.
Life cycle

A female brown-banded cockroach carries her egg capsule for a day or two, and then attaches it to a protected surface.

The egg case is purse-shaped, light brown in color and is cemented in place, usually to the side or under surfaces of infested objects.

Females will produce about 14 egg capsules during their adult life, each containing about 18 eggs. These hatch in 50-75 days, depending on temperature. Under room conditions, nymphs mature in about 160 days. Adults may live up to 10 months.

american cockroach egg


Brownbanded cockroaches prefer warmer, drier, and higher locations than most cockroaches. While most cockroaches prefer to live in kitchens and pantries, Brownbanded cockroaches will live in any room in the house. They do not need much moisture and avoid light whenever the can.


Brown cockroaches have the ability to multiply quickly and can be a nuisance in large numbers. Roaches intrude on homes, contaminate food, and sometimes transmit diseases..

Why Cockroach Control must be done

Cockroaches crawl through dirty areas and then walk around our homes tracking in lots of bacteria and germs.

They can contaminate food by shedding their skins. Their cast off skin and waste byproducts are allergens that can trigger allergic reactions, asthma and other illnesses, especially in children.


* Keep cooking, eating and food storage areas clean and dry. *

If you see cockroaches, it is best to call a Pest Management Professional - 'James White Ants Destroying' due to the illnesses they can spread.

How To Get Rid of Brownbanded Cockroaches


Brownbanded Roach treatment should not be limited to kitchens and bathrooms. For moderate infestations, all rooms of the structure should be treated.

If you can eliminate even one of these things through proper sanitation, the roach population will be forced to either die or move someplace else. Discard old boxes and piles of papers where roaches can hide.

Use a waste bin or trash can with a tight fitting lid and keep trash in a close plastic bag overnight.

Fix leaky drains and faucets; roaches can live on water alone.

Clean kitchen appliances thoroughly Empty pet food containers at night, or place them on the back porch or in a plastic bag. Vacuum regularly, and restrict food consumption to one room of the house.

This will help keep Brownbanded cockroaches and other pests from spreading into others areas such as bedrooms.

2.Chemical Methods for Brownbanded Cockroach Control

I. Dust

II. Apply a Liquid Residual to the Perimeter

III. Baits & Granules