Smoky Brown Cockroaches

The smoky brown cockroach is a species that commonly dwell in wooded areas outside. As a lover of high humidity, these insects are vulnerable to environmental changes and are known to infest homes in warmer climates.

Cockroaches live in natural habitats and garbage and sewers. It makes them capable of spreading disease. So don’t underestimate the threat of these pesky insects if they are found in your home.

How Smoky Brown Cockroaches Enter Your Property?

If you live on the ground floor or have a basement, chances are you’ve encountered smoky cockroaches. These pests are attracted to homes with leaky roofs, standing water, wood piles, uncovered garbage, and open sewer drains. They can enter your place through small cracks or openings in the foundation and ventilation areas and open windows and doors.

Smoky brown cockroaches are named for their striking dark, glossy brown colour. These pests possess a consistent, chocolate-brown colour throughout and have comparable size and shape as the American cockroach. However, their lack of yellow accents differentiates them from American varieties.

These cockroaches possess a length of 1¼ to 1½ inches and long, expertly designed wings. They use their wings to search for food or a mate. Their antennae can be as long as their body or even surpass it.

Female smoky cockroaches can carry their egg capsule for up to a day before placing it in a hidden, moist area to hatch. And each egg case can produce around 30 baby cockroaches. So with a single female roach laying dozens of egg cases, it’s easy to see how a few adult cockroaches can quickly turn into a full-blown infestation.

The younger ones are darker in colour and have distinct white stripes. It takes approximately 320 days for them to reach adulthood.

Dangers to Humans

These roaches are primarily outdoor creatures but can enter your home and cause trouble. They tend to get attracted to unsanitary locations such as damp mulch, dead leaves, and sewers.

Spotting smoky cockroaches in rain gutters or on the roof feeding on bird droppings is common since they are opportunistic feeders. However, if they manage to enter your house, they can bring harmful bacteria that contaminate surfaces where you cook and eat. Additionally, for those suffering from asthma, cockroaches can worsen the condition.

How Can We Help?

At Tom’s Pest Control, our experienced team is equipped to manage all your pest removal needs, including stubborn smoky brown cockroach infestations. Trust us to provide effective and safe solutions to keep your property pest-free.

At our company, we create tailored treatment plans to suit your property’s unique requirements. It will ensure optimal outcomes. Our top priority is eradicating cockroaches from your residential or commercial property while advising you on preventative actions. As a result, you can trust us for the best solution to your pest issues.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Can smoky brown cockroaches fly?

Smoky brown roaches use their long wings to fly towards food sources and to seek out their habitats, such as tree holes and roof shingles. They also use their wings to avoid interaction with humans. These pests love to fly towards ceiling lights and lamps in your home, as they’re attracted to light sources. Thus, stay informed and take action to keep them out.

Do smoky brown cockroaches smell?

Smoky brown roaches don’t have any noticeable odour. However, their young nymphs go through a moulting process which can leave a pungent smell and potentially trigger allergies for some. Additionally, these roaches tend to frequent some unsavoury areas, such as dead leaves, drains, and sewers, which could lead to them carrying foul odours.

How can I control smoky brown cockroaches naturally?

Smoky cockroaches are extra sensitive to their environment compared to other cockroach species. These resilient creatures thrive in warm, humid regions, but they can become dehydrated if the surroundings are too arid.

If you want to remove these pests from your property, follow these steps:

  • Reduce humidity.
  • Improve ventilation.
  • Store food sources away.
  • To prevent breeding, declutter storage areas and lower humidity.

If the infestation is severe, seek help from a pest control professional.