As these gruesome looking critters are found all around the globe, no one is a stranger cockroach. Though they all have similarities, every species has their own attributes that separates them from others. Roaches will likely be carrying diseases, bacteria, and other contaminants they spread, no matter the species. As they forage for food and nesting materials, cockroaches will also trigger allergies and asthma as well as destroy your home and possessions. We at A-Tex Pest Management would like to take the opportunity to relate the fundamentals of smoky brown cockroaches, since in Texas, we have a few common roaches that invade homes and businesses.
What Does a Smoky Brown Cockroach Look Like?
Smoky brown cockroaches, scientifically known as Periplaneta fuliginous, are colored a black mahogany that measure on average, about 1 ½ inches in length. By the time they are adults, their fully developed wings have grown to stretch to the tip of the abdomen. With white tips show up on the nymphs, smoky brown roaches have long antennae.
Where Do Smoky Brown Cockroaches Come from in the Bathroom & House?
Smoky brown roaches tend to stick to damp places, hanging on top of leaky roofs and around standing water, as well as the ground floor and basements. Some of the commonplaces of the smoky brown cockroach include beneath stacks of wood, sewer openings, and in exposed garbage. Just as easily as they can squeeze through a hole, crack, or gap in foundation or siding of your home, though with their fully developed wing, they can fly right in an open window or door. Indoor lights act as a beacon that draws them since they are attracted to light and being nocturnal.
What Do Smoky Brown cockroaches Eat?
Generally, during late dusk or early dawn, these cockroaches are typically out looking for the next meal and water. Their diets can include starches, meats, sweets, fecal matter, and dead insect, as most pests, these cockroaches are opportunistic feeders.
Life Cycle of Smoky Brown Cockroach
Females lay egg capsules. From the time smoky brown cockroaches hatch to the time they mature into adulthood, depending on their environment, it can be between 10 and 12 months. They avoid places where they dry out, such as anywhere with a sizable current of air, like the air vent for instance. A dead smoky brown roach indicated it likely died of dehydration usually.
Where Do Smoky Brown Cockroaches Live?
In places where they can be comfortably moisturized, outdoors these cockroaches keep moist leaf litter, mulch, tree bark, and wood piles. An exceptional paradise for smoky brown roaches is the living in tree holes and in canopies of palm trees are other places and finding a greenhouse. Also, these nasty little pests will hunker down in the damp soil of gardens, flowerbeds, and around block walls.
How to Prevent Smoky Brown Cockroaches
You can keep these roaches out by maintaining the humidity in your home and reducing areas where moisture can develop. Stay on top of housekeeping chores and avoid clutter, and be sure to keep garbage lids secure as well as food in airtight containers.
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Let our specialist take care of your smoky brown cockroach and other pest infestations and call A-Tex Pest Management today. To eliminate cockroaches and other pests, we use quality products and our technicians use their training and skills.