The Brown Banded Cockroach are also small, about ½ inch long. They have two noticeable lighter stripes across their back. The adult females are shorter and wider than the males and their wings do not cover their whole back. Males have full wings and fly when bothered.
They like warm and dry areas, like behind/under refrigerators, on top of walls of cabinets, and inside pantries, closets, dressers, and furniture. They usually hide in any place away from water. The brown-banded cockroach feeds on the usual food sources like other cockroaches, but they are also known to chew on non-food materials like nylon, paper, skin flakes, etc.