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Brownbanded cockroach adult
University of Missouri
Size: 1/2 inch long
Where/When: Found indoors anytime during the year. Usually brought into homes in infested boxes, bags, luggage, and other items.
Significance: Is a persistent home-infesting insect. Also can be a public health problem by contaminating food and causing allergic reactions and asthma.