Smoky Brown Cockroaches

Identification

  • Colour Shiny dark brown or mahogany
  • Size From 25 mm to 38 mm long
  • Description Have functional wings which cover the abdomen.
  • Notes Are great flyers.

General Facts

Why do I have smoky-brown cockroaches?

Smoky-brown cockroaches like the warm, dark, protected areas around buildings, and feed on many organic materials, but particularly decaying plant matter. They also seek out very wet places, to compensate for the huge about of moisture they lose quickly through their cuticles. Although smoky-brown cockroaches are usually found around the Gulf of Mexico, their egg cases attach themselves to surfaces within a day of being laid, and can unwittingly be brought back to Canada by travellers who have stayed at poorly maintained hotels.

How worried should I be about smoky-brown cockroaches?

Smoky-brown cockroaches can carry many pathogens onto food and food preparation areas, as well as triggering harsh allergies and asthma, especially in young children. Once they invade, they need to be eliminated by a professional pest control service.

How can I prevent smoky-brown cockroaches invading?

Vacuum all cracks and crevices, Clean up crumbs and spills promptly, Do not leave food or water out overnight, Sweep or vacuum up food and debris on floors, Clean counters, sinks, and tables with soapy water, Take out trash in closed plastic containers, Keep waste containers washed and clean, Wash dirty dishes and utensils immediately, Fix leaky faucets and water pipes, Increase ventilation to prevent condensation

Other pests related to Smoky Brown Cockroaches

Remove pests from your home, and stop them from coming back

We work hard to listen, understand and assess your unique situation. Request a free, no-obligation estimate today for a customized pest program that fits your needs.

Request a Free Home Estimate
Request a Free Business Consultation

Residential Services

Protect your home from unwanted pests with customized pest control treatment

Residential Services
Commercial Services

100% Satisfaction or Money Back Guarantee

Resolving your pest problem is our #1 priority. If re-treatment is required, we'll provide immediate services at no extra cost. If your expectations are not met, we guarantee a full refund of your service payment.

Remove pests from your home, and stop them from coming back

We work hard to listen, understand and assess your unique situation. Request a free, no-obligation estimate today for a customized pest program that fits your needs.

Request a Free Home Estimate
Request a Free Business Consultation