Smokey Brown Roach

Color
Dark brown; shiny
Shape
Oval
Antennae
Yes
Region
Southern U.S. and the World
Legs
Six
Size
1″ long
Flying
N/A
Smokey Brown Roach

Habits: The smoky brown cockroach may come indoors to look for food and even shelter, but generally will stay outside in warm weather. They are also prevalent in moist, concealed areas such as perimeters of homes and buildings.

Habitat: Smoky brown cockroaches tend to stay in warmer climates as they are not cold-tolerant. Though, they may be able to survive the cold by invading homes for warmer temperatures.

Threats: Smoky brown roaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Recent medical studies have shown that cockroach allergens cause allergies and exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children and those living in metro-city areas. As with other species of roaches, Smoky brown cockroaches can pose a threat to individuals with allergies.

Prevention: Wondering how to get rid of smoky brown cockroaches? The best advice for smoky brown cockroach control is to practice good sanitation. To prevent smoky brown cockroaches from infesting your space, vacuum often, keep a spotless kitchen, seal all entrances around utility pipes and ventilate crawl spaces to prevent moisture buildup. If there is evidence of a cockroach infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the smoky brown cockroach problem.