A famous fact about cockroaches is that they can survive a nuclear explosion. Fortunately, cockroaches are actually easier to get rid of than that. Not only would cockroaches not survive an atom bomb, you can also get them out of your home with far less drastic measures.

Smokeybrown cockroaches are one of the most dangerous kind you might find in your home. Like a few other types of cockroaches, they can transmit bacteria and disease.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about identifying and dealing with the smokybrown cockroach.

Features of the Smokybrown Cockroach

The smoky brown roach is easier to identify than some other roaches because its name tells you the first thing you need to know. They have a dark, shiny brown color without any other colors or accents.

These black and brown roaches tend to be about an inch and a half long and have long wings. As bad as roaches crawling around your home is, unfortunately, a smokybrown cockroach may also end up flying through your rooms.

Where You Can Find the Smokybrown Cockroach

Smokybrown cockroaches are especially common throughout the southern half of the United States, along with a few other states, including Maryland and Virginia. They are generally an outdoor bug, so they might be responsible if you find roaches coming from outside your home. If you Google “roaches in my garage,” they’re also a likely result.

At the same time, they are attracted to light and you might find smokybrown roaches in cabinets or in your attic.

Problems That Smokybrown Cockroaches Can Cause

Smokybrown roaches aren’t the most common type to find in the home. If you do have them, however, they’re one of the worst. They eat some animals’ droppings and live in sewers. They can bring awful bacteria and disease inside and trigger allergies as well. 

Getting Rid of Smokybrown Cockroaches

While they can’t survive a nuclear blast, roaches are very resilient. You’ll probably need a quality pest control service to handle them properly. In mild cases, you may be able to make some progress using cockroach bait and trying to keep the inside and outside of your home clean.

Preventing Future Smokybrown Cockroaches

Keeping your home clean will help make sure that cockroaches can not easily find food in your home. Keeping your garbage carefully sealed outside and as far away from your home’s walls as possible can also help.

In general, bugs of all kinds need a way into your home, so looking for cracks they can sneak through and sealing them up can help prevent cockroaches from entering. After taking these measures, you may even find that you have fewer bugs of other types in your home, too!

Stay Safe from the Smokybrown Cockroach

We hope you learned something helpful about dealing with infestations of the smokybrown cockroach in this brief article. To learn more about how to get rid of cockroaches and other pests in your home, check out our other pages.