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Smokey Brown Roaches

Smokey Brown Roaches are the second largest house-infesting cockroach in the United States, second only to the American roach. 

Pest Description:

  • Color: Uniformly dark brown to mahogany with a black shield-like area behind the head with wings that completely cover their body. 
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: Oval
  • Size: 1 – 1 1/4” 
  • Antennae: Yes
  • Region: United States, Japan and tropical climates around the world.
  • Habits: Smokeybrown roaches are typically found outdoors preferring moist warm climates and move indoors during stormy or colder weather. These roaches are strong flyers that are attracted to light, entering homes and businesses through gaps around doors, windows and soffits.
  • Habitat: Outdoor favorite areas are around the perimeter of building, in wood piles, flower planters, trees and vacant buildings. Indoors they seek warm, humid areas without air circulations, such as attics, garages and crawlspaces.
  • Threats: People with allergies are at risk since medical studies have recently shown that cockroach allergens cause allergies and can bring on asthma attacks, particularly in young children.   

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