I found these bugs in my bathroom in New York City. I can't find them on pest control websites. They don't look like roaches. Any ideas of what they are and how to get rid of them?

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    Please edit the post to indicate where you live. Different types of insect live in different geographic locations.
    – Tyro
    Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 6:00
  • Is that thing 0.2 meters long or 0.2 mm long? Some indication of size would be useful in identifying it. Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 13:01
  • some sort of waterbug? looks similar to something i had in NY
    – C Fella
    Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 15:29
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because entomology isn't home improvement.
    – isherwood
    Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 15:33

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Found it. It's a brown-banded cockroach

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The life stages of the brown-banded cockroach, Supella longipalpa Fabricius, showing an ootheca (first row), five instars of nymphs (second row and first individual in third row) and both sexes of adults (third row). Photograph by Lyle J. Buss, University of Florida.

  • Yuck. I'm glad I didn't know about these. Where do you live?
    – SDsolar
    Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 21:03

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