Cockroaches have been long despised by homeowners due to their creepy appearance. Cockroach pest control and management are important for health and safety reasons, because cockroaches are known to cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. They also spread nearly 33 kinds of bacteria including E. coli and Salmonella.
The German cockroach is the most common species of the cockroach. German cockroaches can breed at a rate of up to six generations per year.
American cockroach adults grow to an average length of around 4 cm and about 7 mm tall. They are reddish brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head. Immature cockroaches resemble adults except they are wingless.
Brown-banded cockroaches get their name from the two lighter bands they have across their dark brownish bodies. The brown-banded cockroach can live for about 206 days.