Brown-banded cockroaches get their name from the two lighter bands they have across their dark brownish bodies. Male brown-banded roaches have full wings that reach beyond the tip of their pointed abdomens, but females have underdeveloped wings that prohibit them from flying. The brown-banded cockraoch can live for about 206 days.
These roaches can be found throughout structures, but show a preference for drier locations and warmer areas over 80 degrees. Brown-banded cockroaches often hide their egg cases in or under furniture.
Brown-banded cockroaches tend to prefer higher locations that most cockroach species and are often found in upper cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms.