Smoky Brown Roaches

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Smoky brown roaches are mahogany brown to black in color, and have no patterns behind their head
  • Size: 1 1/4 inch in length
  • Smoky Brown cockroaches are scavengers and will eat almost anything, but commonly feed on plant material
  • Strong fliers
  • They prefer outdoors but can be found indoors

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Behavior and Habitat of Smoky Brown Roaches

Smoky brown cockroaches are good fliers and easily travel from trees onto houses. They are commonly attracted to homes to feed on trash containers and pet food on patios and decks. They are also attracted to light.

Smoky brown roaches are abundant outdoors and are found in tree holes and leaf litter. They are commonly found in the attics of homes.

Signs of Infestation of Smoky Brown Roaches

Look for cylindrical droppings and long, dark-brown to black egg capsules.

Tips for Prevention of Smoky Brown Roaches

Elimination of smoky brown roaches is best performed by professional pest management companies, such as Hulett Environmental Services.

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