Smokybrown Roach Facts
- Up to 1 1/2 inches in length and are dark brown in color.
- Related to American roaches but are smaller and feed on plant material and decaying matter.
- Commonly found in the spring, summer and fall months and enter the home through attics, crawl spaces and cracks found on the exterior.
Smokybrown Roach Health Concerns
Smokybrown cockroaches have been found to carry the pathogens that cause tuberculosis, cholera, leprosy, dysentery, and typhoid disease. They also carry and spread harmful bacteria that can cause diarrhea and gastroenteritis. More mild health concerns are allergies and triggering an asthmatic reaction, especially in children as they are more sensitive to these types of insects.