Smokybrown Cockroach Identification & Prevention

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Frequently Asked Questions About Smokybrown Cockroaches

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What are smokybrown cockroaches?

Smokybrown cockroaches are one of the many species of cockroaches that have learned to live successfully near or with people. Adult smokybrown cockroaches have an oval body shape that is black or mahogany and shiny in appearance. These roaches have wings that extend past the tip of the abdomen and they are capable of flying short distances.

Are smokybrown cockroaches dangerous?

Like other species of cockroaches, smokybrown cockroaches should be avoided and kept out of our homes and businesses. Before finding their way inside your home, smokybrown cockroaches have no doubt come into contact with a variety of bacteria, parasites, and pathogens.

When they move through our homes or businesses, these pests contaminate food and surfaces and make people ill. Another issue with cockroaches living with people is their feces and shed skin trigger allergies and asthma attacks, especially in young kids.

Why do I have a smokybrown cockroach problem?

Smokybrown cockroaches are a species of roach that, over time, have come to live near or with people. These scavengers have learned to take advantage of the food and shelter sources our properties and homes offer them.

These roaches often enter inside of homes through spaces around windows and doors or cracks in exterior walls after being attracted by outdoor lights. They will also move inside while foraging for food sources or to escape weather that has become too hot and dry.

Where will I find smokybrown cockroaches?

Homeowners often see smokybrown cockroaches walking around garden beds, around gutters, and on decks or sidewalks. Since smokybrown cockroaches are attracted by outdoor lights, they also gather around doorways, windowsills, and porches. After making their way inside these roaches will hide during the day in attics, bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. At night the roaches will emerge to forage for food. They often gather and fly around indoor lights and lights emitted by the television.

How do I get rid of smokybrown cockroaches?

The best way to eliminate smokybrown cockroaches and keep them from coming back is to contact the highly trained technicians at Albemarle Termite & Pest Control. We can provide you with affordable, safe, and effective home pest control services. We always put our customers first and work to exceed expectations. If you are looking to eliminate pests from your property once and for all, call the experts at Albemarle Termite & Pest Control today!

How can I prevent smokybrown cockroaches in the future?

These pests are not just a nuisance; they pose potential health risks and should not be allowed to overrun your home. Avoid problems with smokybrown cockroaches with the help of the following prevention tips.

  • Seal gaps or cracks in the foundation and exterior walls of your home.
  • Replace white outdoor light bulbs with yellow bulbs or LED bulbs that are less attractive to insects.
  • Leave a barrier between mulch and your home’s foundation.
  • Cut overgrown vegetation away from the exterior of your home.
  • Use trash cans and compost bins with locking lids. Store both away from the outside of your home.
  • Fix leaky pipes and fixtures.
  • Remove areas of standing water.
  • Store food in air-tight containers or the refrigerator.
  • Regularly vacuum your home.

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