Brown-banded cockroaches get their name from the two lighter bands they have across their dark brownish bodies. Male brown-banded roaches have full wings that reach beyond the tip of their pointed abdomens, but females have underdeveloped wings that prohibit them from flying. They can be found throughout structures, but show a preference for drier locations and warmer areas over 80 degrees. Brown-banded cockroaches often hide their egg cases in or under furniture or in upper cabinets.
Brown-banded cockroaches will feed on almost anything from trash and pantry goods to nylon stockings, drapes, and wallpaper. 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. More commonly, roaches have been found to trigger asthma and allergies.
Brown Banded Roaches need warm temperatures to survive. They enter homes and businesses when temps change, seeking shelter, but more commonly, they are brought in via infested furniture, electronics, or grocery items.
Pronto's Control Program features both baiting and crack & crevice residual treatment indoors, and repellent applications on the exterior of the structure.