Smokey Brown Roaches

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Brown Roach Facts

  • Smokey Brown Roaches can grow up to 1 1/2 inches in length.
  • Smokey Brown Roaches are dark brown in color.
  • Related to American roaches; Smokey Brown Roaches are smaller and feed on plant material and decaying matter.
  • Commonly, Smokey Brown Roaches are found in the spring, summer and fall months and enter the home through attics, crawl spaces and cracks found on the exterior.

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Smokey Brown Roach Health Concerns

Smokey brown 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.

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