Although closely related to the American cockroach, the smokybrown cockroach is readily distinguishable from it by its uniformly dark brown–mahogany coloration. The smokybrown cockroach’s thorax is dark and shiny.
Characteristics – The smokybrown cockroach is a detritivore and can feed off a wide array of organic (including decaying) matter. Like most cockroaches, it is a scavenger. It tends to lose more moisture than its relatives and requires water every 2–3 days. The smokybrown cockroach may come indoors to look for food and even to live; generally, however, in warm weather, it will move outdoors.
Risk to Humans
Cockroaches can pick up disease-causing bacteria, such as Salmonella, on their legs and later deposit them on foods and cause food infections or poisoning. House dust containing cockroach feces and body parts can trigger allergic reactions and asthma in certain individuals.
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