Pest Control Information- Your Links For The Week

Pest Control Information- Your Links For The Week


Scorpion StingerTop 5 Reasons To Fear Scorpions

As if we didn’t have enough reason to fear scorpions, here are five more. More…

Bees & Wasps Facts: Which Colors Will Attract Them?

This summer, amongst all of your pool parties and barbecues, lurks stinging pests like bees and wasps. Learn what colors attract them, and which colors repel them here.

Asian Tiger Mosquitoes In San Antonio

Summers in San Antonio, TX are filled with swimming, sunshine, and fun, but sadly, mosquitoes always like to crash the party. The season of sun creates perfect conditions for skeeter snack time. We all know of just how much harm mosquitoes can have on us, but the Asian Tiger Mosquito definitely steps that up a level. More…

Keep Fleas Under Control

Fleas can spread rapidly if given the chance, and if they aren’t paid the proper attention you may begin to see fleas on your furniture, in your carpet, and other places. More…

5 Tips for Getting Rid of Ants

Ants are quite the nuisance, especially this time of year. Here are five much needed tips from Dugas Pest Control to keep these pesky pests away from you and your home. More…

Good Year For Tent Caterpillars In Arizona

Caterpillars are a docile, and calm creatures, but in Southern Arizona, they’ve aggressively began to take over the desert. More…


Pest Of The Week: The Brown-Banded Cockroach


Beautiful Brown Banded Cockroach
Beautiful Brown Banded Cockroach (Photo credit: cdresz)

Another common cockroach distributed throughout most of the United States is the Brown-banded cockroach. This species of cockroach is smaller than other common cockroach species, measuring about ½ of an inch long. The Brown-banded cockroach gets its name from the two light colored bands that run along the roaches abdomen and wings. Like most species of U.S. roaches, the Brown-banded cockroach is a light brown or tan color.

The Brown-banded cockroach thrives in both warm and dry locations. Look for these roach pests inside your cabinets and pantries, along with near your refrigerator. Actually, these roaches can be found just about anywhere inside a home. Brown-banded cockroaches love to eat glue or paste. This makes mobile or refurbished homes particularly susceptible to these roaches, as many areas of these types of homes are assembled with glue. In addition to glue, Brown-banded cockroaches eat most organic material, like foods, and have also been known to chew on non-food materials, such as nylon stockings; presumably for the residues of body oils and skin flakes.

Severe Brown-banded cockroach infestations in the home require an effective roach control strategy provided by a competent pest control operator.


Anthony Ball is a Content Marketing Manager with Bulwark Exterminating, an industry leader in providing high quality pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in nine states, including thirteen major cities. While Bulwark provides pest extermination for common pests like ants, roaches, crickets and spiders; the company's differentiating aspect is great personalized service. Bulwark uses the finest and most effective products in the world to solve common pest problems.

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