Smokey Brown Cockroach

The smoky brown is a common pest of homes along the Gulf Coast from central Florida to eastern Texas. It travels from trees onto houses and is commonly attracted to homes to feed on improperly maintained trash containers and pet food on patios and decks.

The smoky brown cockroach usually invades the attic or crawl space where it finds conditions similar to those found within a tree hole. Once populations grow large inside these areas, the cockroaches regularly venture down into the home.


This cockroach thrives in warm, damp environments, such as sewers, steam tunnels, basements, crawl spaces, and boiler rooms. In southern states, it will also be found living and breeding outdoors.

Like all cockroaches it will eat virtually anything people will and many things we won't.