There are plenty of cockroach species found in North Carolina, but the smoky brown is one to look out for. These pests are challenging to get rid of and can also spread some diseases in your home. If you begin to see roaches in your home, be sure to give your local pest control company a call to properly eliminate them! Let’s go over how to properly identify smoky brown cockroaches and prevent these pests:
What do Smoky Brown Cockroaches Look Like?
The smoky brown roach has distinctive coloring on its dark brown body. They’re on the larger size of home invading roach species, typically growing to be around 1.25″ long. These roaches are known to be strong flyers and can cover a lot of ground searching for food and shelter. They can make their way inside your home via any openings and are attracted to interior lights.
Signs of a smoky brown roach infestation:
- A musty smell in your home that gets stronger over time
- Roaches crawling around your home, especially at night
- Cockroach eggs in your home
- Cockroach droppings on your countertops or in your cupboards
If you begin noticing any of these signs of cockroaches in your home, it might be time to seek professional help to properly identify it. Our team of experts will create a customized pest plan to keep your home pest-free!