Smoky Brown Cockroaches
What do Smoky Brown cockroaches look like?
Smoky brown cockroaches are easily identified by its uniform dark brown-mahogany color. The thorax of the smoky brown cockroach is dark and shiny. Smoky brown cockroaches grow to be 1 1/4 – 1 3/8 inch long. Smoky brown cockroaches have two long almost straight antennae and 6 legs with spines on them. Smoky brown cockroaches have wings that are longer than their body and are known as strong flyers.
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Are smoky brown cockroaches dangerous?
Like other species of cockroaches, the smoky brown cockroach can carry many common diseases. Smoky brown cockroaches are known more for being a nuisance pest than a pest that is dangerous to humans. Infestations of smoky brown cockroaches are uncommon.
Smoky brown cockroaches habitat.
Smoky brown cockroaches require frequent access to water or they will dry out quickly. Smoky browns typically enter a home in search of a source of water. They are most commonly found around decaying organic material like mulch beds, wooded areas, and gutters full of leaves. Home owners may notice smoky brown infestations in attics, chimneys, and cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms.
How do I get rid of Smoky brown cockroaches?
Smoky brown cockroach infestations are not common but can be quite difficult for the average person to get rid of on their own. Prevention is the key to avoiding a Smoky brown cockroach problem. Walker Pest Management’s professional pest control technicians have been trained to identify and eliminate Smoky brown cockroaches as well as other common household pests through our year-round Preferred Care Pest Control program.
How can I prevent Smoky brown cockroach problems at my home or business?
Start off with a routine maintenance pest program from a pest control expert like those at Walker Pest Management then follow these tips should help prevent any Smoky brown cockroach problems in your home.
- Clean regularly, do not leave crumbs or spills.
- Keep dishes washed nightly and put away to eliminate that food and water source.
- Do not leave food out on counters and put away pet food at night in a sealed container.
- Seal up cracks in the foundation or basement, use caulking to seal up around windows and doors.
- Reduce high humidity areas by using a dehumidifier or air-conditioner where needed.
- Remove trash from your home regularly and place it in an outdoor trash can with a tight lid.
- Keep trash containers, firewood, and compost piles at least 20 feet from the exterior of your home.
- Inspect used appliances extremely well before bringing into your home or business.
- Clean gutters and downspouts of debris.
- Remove brush piles from near the structure.
- Remove leaf piles from near the structure.
- Keep mulch beds at least 18 inches from structure.
If you suspect a smokey brown cockroach problem contact Walker Pest Management for a free quote
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