Smokey Brown Cockroaches are brownish-black in color and usually 1 – 1 1/4″ long. Smokey Brown Cockroaches prefer moist areas such as; wood piles, tree holes, ground covered plants, mulch, soffits and eaves of attics. They usually enter during the night through holes or small areas where lights shine through. Light is an attraction for this species. They are good fliers and can enter easily through cracks and crevices around structures.
They will feed on any organic matter and some plants, but will feed once inside on anything nutritive to them.
Prevention: Preventative maintenance treatment is encouraged for seeking control.
Inspection of windows, vent openings, screen doors, door sweeps and self closing doors to make sure that they are tight fitting, sealed good, and in good repair will help aide in prevention. Changing outside lighting to yellow bulbs around entrance doors may also help.