Brown-banded Cockroach

Category: Cockroaches

Scientific Name: Supella longipalpa



Color: Brown with darker bands on wings

Size: ½ inch long

Region: Found throughout the United States

Lifespan: 130-315 days

Important Considerations:

  • Brown-banded cockroaches spread 33 kinds of bacteria, 6 kinds of parasitic worms, and 7 other kinds of human pathogens.
  • The presence of brown-banded cockroaches in your home can exacerbate asthma attacks and cause allergies.
  • Sanitation is especially important in preventing cockroaches from investing your home. It is important to limit moisture buildup in kitchens and bathrooms especially.


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Brown-banded cockroaches are often found inside homes and other structures. They prefer warm, moist, and high areas. Places to check are kitchen and bathroom cabinets, on picture frames or moulding, in light switches, closets, and furniture.