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Smokybrown Cockroach

Smokybrown Adult

Smokybrown Cockroach – Periplaneta fuliginosa (Serville).  Smokybrown roaches are some of the largest species of roaches ranging in size up to one and one-quarter inches long.  They are a uniform dark reddish brown color from head to abdomen.  They occur mostly outside structures in mulch and leaf litter, but will come inside from time to time especially around doors and windows that are left open or are not tight fitting when closed.  Active at nights, it feeds on a variety of items as food, decaying organic matter, pet food left outdoors, etc.