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What are smokey brown cockroaches?

 

Smokey brown cockroaches are a large, flying species of cockroach. As the name suggests, the smokey brown cockroach’s oval-shaped body is a uniform shiny reddish-brown color. They have long, thin wings that extend past their abdomen.

 

Like other cockroach species, smokey brown cockroaches are unwanted pests and do not belong in our Dallas homes or businesses. Structure invading cockroaches have adapted to living with or near people and take advantage of our sources of food, water, and shelter.

Smokey Brown Cockroach Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Are smokey brown cockroaches dangerous?

Before crawling around in your home, smokey brown cockroaches were crawling around outside in decaying debris, garbage piles, and stagnant water. On the body and legs, they carry a variety of bacteria, parasites, and other disease-causing pathogens that make people ill. The smokey brown cockroaches' shed skins and excrement triggers allergy symptoms and even asthma attacks.

Why do I have a smokey brown cockroach problem?

Cockroaches live together in large groups, and smokey brown cockroaches are no exception to this rule. Smokey brown cockroaches live outside in gardens, wooded areas, and under dense ground cover. If the weather outside becomes too hot and dry, they are often driven indoors seeking moisture. Like all other scavengers, smokey brown cockroaches also move inside searching for sources of food.

 

Once inside, they seek out dark, secluded corners of your home to hide. Hiding out of sight allows them to build populations quickly and become an impossible pest to get rid of without the help of a professional.

Where will I find smokey brown cockroaches?

Smokey brown cockroaches are mainly considered outdoor pests, but unfortunately for us, they also regularly move inside of our homes and businesses. Outdoor lighting fixtures often attract these roaches to the exterior of your homes where they move inside through spaces around doors and windows, torn screens, vents, and gaps in the foundation.

How do I get rid of smokey brown cockroaches?

To eliminate smokey brown cockroaches from your home or business, reach out to the locally owned and family operated, All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our experienced professionals provide top-quality pest control services using the latest and most effective products to eliminate smokey brown cockroaches from Dallas properties. \

 

We know how frustrating and difficult cockroaches are. To help, we provide the year-round pest control services needed to get rid of your current cockroach infestation and to prevent future problems with cockroaches. If you are looking for help to get rid of smokey brown cockroaches and/or other pests from your residential or commercial property, give All-Safe Pest & Termite a call today!

How can I prevent smokey brown cockroaches in the future?

Prevent problems with smokey brown cockroaches by partnering with All-Safe Pest & Termite and by implementing the following prevention tips:

 

  • Keep the inside of your home free of crumbs and spills that provide cockroaches with a source of food.

  • All trashcans should have lids on them to keep roaches and other pests out of them.

  • Most roaches love humid living conditions. Reduce humidity levels in your home by using air-conditioners and dehumidifiers.

  • Keep outdoor lights off when needed.

  • Replace white outdoor lights with yellow or LED lights which are less attractive to insects like smokey brown cockroaches.

  • Maintain a barrier to keep cockroaches out of your home by repairing cracks in the foundation, gaps in exterior walls, and torn screens. Place covers over vents leading into your home.

  • Reduce excess moisture around your home. Keep gutters free of debris, don’t overwater garden areas, and repair leaky pipes.

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