Similar in appearance to the German Cockroach the Brown Banded Cockroach likewise infests quickly and can overwhelm an untrained individual quickly if not identified correctly. Brown Banded Cockroaches like the German Cockroach are commonly found in apartment complex or shared living accommodations. Easily distinguishable by the “band” rather than stripe down the back the Brown Banded Cockroach is less common and tends to harbour in different places than the German Cockroach. Behind pictures, on curtains, in plants and in some cases harbouring between pieces of ply in wood- The Brown Banded Cockroach can provide a very serious challenge. Pre-emptive approach is the best option employing baits, dust residual and liquid applications.