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Pest Structural Inspections: Brown-Banded Cockroach (Supella longipalpa) Mobile App

Brown-banded cockroaches are not generally as widespread as the German cockroach, but where they find favourable harbourage, such as warm apartments and overheated office buildings, they build up infestations rivalling the German cockroach. The Pest Structural Inspections: Brown-Banded Cockroach (Supella longipalpa) mobile app covers : Cockroach Control and Management, Appearance, Life Cycle, Behaviour and Harbourage, Mating, and Foraging.GoCanvas apps allow you to capture images.

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    Brown-banded cockroaches are not generally as widespread as the German cockroach, but where they ...

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    Appearance

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    Adult brown-banded cockroaches are the size of German cockroaches - about 1 cm (1/2 inch) long.

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    The female is a little longer than the male.

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    Nymphs are dark with two very light bands separated by a dark band just behind the pronotum.

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    Life Cycle

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    Eggs.

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    A parasite of the brown-banded cockroach egg capsule is a small wasp, Comperia merceti.

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    Nymphs.

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    Adults.

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    Behaviour and Harbourage

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    Brown-banded cockroaches, like German cockroaches, build up the highest populations in kitchens.

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    Their tendency is to flourish in apartments and homes where high temperatures are maintained.

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    They frequent high cabinets and favour areas near stoves and warm motors, such as those in refrig...

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    400 million years.

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    All cockroaches develop by gradual metamorphosis.

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    Cockroaches are omnivorous and feed on a variety of plant and animal matter.

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    Cockroaches are nocturnal in habit and do not roam freely during the daytime unless their harbour...

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    A concerted effort must be made to determine the exact location of the cockroaches.

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    Inspections of areas with a flashlight are the most effective method of locating cockroaches.

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    The use of sticky traps is another inspection or monitoring method used for detection.

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    Control Methods

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    Indirect Control

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    As with any insect problem, it is important to observe good housekeeping practices.

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    Proper storage of food.

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    Proper storage of garbage, particularly kitchen waste.

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    Screen vents, ducts, and windows.

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    Reduce access to water sources.

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