Smokybrown Cockroach

Category: Cockroaches

Scientific Name: Periplaneta fuliginosa



Color: Brownish black to dark mahogany color, sometimes shining

Size: The body is about 1-1 ½ inches long. Both sexes with wings extending beyond their abdomen

Region: Found in the United States and throughout the world

Important Considerations:

  • Their body parts and feces are potent human allergens
  • They can cause rhinitis and skin reactions
  • They feed on any organic matter or anything of nutritive value

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

They can enter structures by being brought in, however they usually enter through cracks or crevices in the wall. They are good fliers so they can also enter through attic openings, and can be found around eaves and gutters. They tend to prefer warm and humid areas that aren’t exposed to air flow.