Brown Cockroach

Category: Cockroaches

Scientific Name: Blattidae



Color: Dark reddish-brown with yellowish-brown areas

Size: 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 of an inch

Region: Found throughout the southern United States

Important Considerations:

  • Brown cockroaches are often mistaken for American Cockroaches as they resemble each other in both appearance and habits.
  • They like to infest food storage areas and bring unsanitary germs with them.
  • They prefer hot humid areas.

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

They can be found outside in organic debris and near trees as well as around dumps. Inside they are found in food storage areas, sewers, basements and crawl spaces.