Smoky Brown Cockroach
Cockroach IdentificationThe Smoky Brown cockroach is 3-35 mm mm long and a shining dark brown in colour. .The wings are longer than the body in male; only just overlap abdomen in the female. The Smoky Brown cockroach runs (may fly at very high temperatures).
DescriptionLives in tree hollows, under bark, under floors, and enters buildings at night. Nocturnal (hides during the day in cracks and crevices or any other dark warm places). Has a habit of entering houses and contaminating food with excrement, regurgitated salivary fluid and potentially harmful bacteria. Females deposit the ootheca (egg case) containing 22-26 eggs a day after production. Nymphs take between 6-12 months to develop into adults. The noticeable difference between nymphs and adults, apart from size, is the lack of wings in the young.