The Brown Banded Cockroach prefers to live indoors, like the German Cockroach. It is small, rarely more than ½ inch long. The Brown Banded Cockroach can be distinguished from the German Cockroach by two lighter, transverse bands across the base of the wings on its abdomen. They are quite active, and readily fly when disturbed, unlike the German Cockroach which cannot fly. Nymphs and adults may jump to escape if in danger. The Brown Banded Cockroach prefers dryer non food handling area areas to live in, like cabinets, dressers, door frames, compared to the German Cockroach that lives in and around food handling and high moisture areas. When seeing any problem pest insect. A careful identification needs to be made to make sure you will treat for the pest properly and effectively.