Brown Cockroach


Actual Size: 1 ¼ to 1 ½”

Characteristics: Similar in appearance to American cockroaches, except darker in color

Legs: 6

Antennae: Yes

Wings: Yes, fully developed and covering the entire abdomen

Habitat: Warm and damp locations, abundant in sewers and commercial locations


  • Native to Africa, carried with imported goods to temperate countries
  • Can only survive indoors during the cold season
  • Females will produce almost 900 eggs in their lifespan

Brown Cockroaches in Flushing, NY

Brown cockroaches are not one of the more common cockroach varieties in New York and Long Island. They prefer warm environments like their homeland of Africa, but they’ve been brought to other parts of the globe by stowing away in imported goods. And, since New York City is a major global port, there’s a very real chance of a stray brown cockroach getting into your home.

Brown Cockroach Habitat

Brown cockroaches have become commonplace in the southern region of the United States. They’re seen  less often in houses and more likely to nest in commercial spaces such as grocery stores, restaurants, offices and hospitals. When the weather is warm they congregate in large numbers under leaf litter and in dumps, and when the climate cools they move into surrounding structures.

Brown Cockroach Behaviors, Threats or Dangers

The danger surrounding the brown cockroach is similar to the threat of any other cockroach. They may not bite or sting like other pests do, but their presence is indicative of poor sanitation and they often carry harmful bacteria on them. To put it simply, you don’t want an infestation of brown cockroaches in your commercial or residential property. So stay pest-free* with the help of Magic Exterminating, and our expert cockroach exterminators.