The Smoky Brown Cockroach
Cockroaches have been on planet earth since the Jurassic era. Over the time, they have developed a lot of changes according to the habitat which led to the development of several species. One such species is Smoky brown cockroach which is a source of spreading several diseases. This article throws light on the specific traits of smoky brown cockroach and how you can control them.
HOW TO IDENTIFY SMOKY BROWN COCKROACHES
The Smoky brown cockroach has been given this name because of its color. It has a shiny, uniform mahogany color. It is rendered as a close relative of the American cockroach because of few similar characteristics. It is smaller in size as compared to the American cockroach, and the adult smoky brown cockroaches are about 38mm long.
The young ones are quite small ranging around 8 millimeters in size. They have small stingers which are used at the time of preying while also have true antennae on their head. They also have wings attached to the body which in most cases are bigger than their body size and help them in flying.
Generally, the Smoky brown cockroaches feed upon organic debris and plant matter. Their female cockroaches produce around 400 eggs. The average lifespan of smoky brown cockroaches is 200-300 days in favorable climatic conditions. They are excellent fliers and can easily fly from trees to houses.
Smoky brown cockroaches are nocturnal roaches and are usually witnessed at night, roaming around for food near landscaping beds, around gutters, near wood piles and close to the front part of the house. Presence of their droppings near their hideouts and their egg cases are other signs hinting towards Smoky brown cockroach infestation.