Living in the beautiful city of Raleigh-Durham comes with a lot of perks. We have a thriving community, a booming job market, and of course, the iconic “City of Oaks” title. But with all those gorgeous, mature trees comes a not-so-glamorous side effect: the smoky brown wood roach.

smoky brown wood roach
Smoky brown wood roach

These large, dark brown to mahogany-colored cockroaches are a common pest in our area. Their love for warm, moist environments makes our tree-lined neighborhoods a prime hangout spot. While they primarily live outdoors in tree holes, under mulch, and around leaf litter, they’re not above venturing indoors, especially during dry periods or when attracted by food and water sources.

Smoky brown roaches aren’t quite as prolific breeders as their infamous cousins, the German cockroach. However, they can still establish themselves inside your home, particularly in attics, crawlspaces, and garages. From there, it’s a short journey to your kitchen or bathroom, where they’ll happily snack on crumbs, pet food, and almost any kind of organic matter.

Don’t Let Smoky Brown Roaches Take Over Your Home

The good news is, there are steps you can take to discourage these unwanted guests and keep your home roach-free. Here are some preventative measures you can take:

Check out this video from our YouTube channel of a house in Rolesville infested with smoky brown wood roaches:

Innovative Pest Solutions: Your Smoky Brown Wood Roach Exterminator

professional pest control is the way to go!

Here at Innovative Pest Solutions, we understand the unique challenges Raleigh-Durham homeowners face when it comes to pest control. Our 1-2-3 Basic Pest Control program is a fantastic option for keeping smoky brown wood roaches and other common pests under control.

Our highly trained technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your property, identify potential entry points, and implement a targeted treatment plan to eliminate existing infestations and prevent future ones.

Don’t let smoky brown wood roaches turn your dream home into a nightmare. Contact Innovative Pest Solutions today for a free quote and a roach-free future!

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