Brown Cockroach

Brown Cockroach

The Brown cockroach is mainly found in the southeastern states. They are very similar in appearance to the American cockroach but can be separated by their slightly darker color and reddish-brown tint. Brown cockroaches are typically about 1¼ to 1½ inches in length and are found primarily outdoors under the bark of trees and in sewers.

The life cycle of the Brown cockroach is just under one year. Females can produce up to 30 egg capsules that are glued onto surfaces, occasionally hidden with debris, and well guarded. Each egg capsule is capable of producing about 24 eggs with only 14-16 nymphs hatching. Brown cockroach adults usually live for 20 months.