The Brown-banded Cockroach known as SupellaLongipalpa is very similar to its cousin the dreaded German cockroach but is much smaller in size, the female is shorter than the male Brown-banded. The Brown-banded cockroach is tan in colour and has 2 small coloured bands which is across their back and will be a creamish yellowish colour, the bands are usually hidden by the wings that is on their backs.
The female Brown-banded cockroach has wings that don’t cover her abdomen while as the male he has wings that cover the entire abdomen.
The Brown-banded cockroach are found in residential premises such as lounge rooms and bedroom as they need less moisture than the German cockroaches, Brown-banded cockroaches are found at night time as they are nocturnal insects.
Brown-banded cockroaches love to feed on organic matter whether it is food scraps, bodily fluids and pet food.
Brown-banded cockroaches have 3 stages for development: the egg, the nymph and the adult. The female adult Brown-banded cockroach will lay her egg capsules in cracks and crevices and any area which is protected. She will lay roughly 15 capsules in her life time which will have around 14 nymphs in each capsule. The average length of time the nymphs will be in the eggs will be up to 103 days depending on the temperature. Nymphs will take around 30 weeks to reach adulthood and the life span of the Brown-banded will be up to 3 years in ideal conditions.
If you have an infestation of Brown-banded cockroaches call Redline Pest Control on 02 9920 0790 or 0449 007 657 to organise for a highly qualified technician to come out and eradicate the infestation you have.