If you’ve seen a black flying cockroach in your home, it may be a smoky brown cockroach. These roaches have a dark brown coloration, and both males and females of this roach species have well-developed wings and a propensity for flying. This makes them super annoying to deal with. So, what do you do about a black flying cockroach? We have some ideas.
Today, we’re going to discuss how these roaches are different from other roaches, share some roach-management tips, and tell you how to get rid of cockroaches naturally. As always, if you need immediate assistance with a roach problem, reach out to us for our home pest control service.
What You Should Know About Smoky Brown Cockroaches
These roaches are highly dependent upon moisture and humidity. For this reason, they often remain mostly outdoors. This is good and bad. It is good because it is possible to seal your exterior and prevent these insects from getting in. This could arrest your infestation. The downside is that they’re likely to be far dirtier than roaches that live inside. These roaches get into dumpsters, sewers, and rotting organic matter on the outside and then come inside with bacteria and microscopic worms on their bodies.
How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches Naturally
The cockroach management methods we recommend are all-natural. We don’t recommend that you use cockroach poison or cockroach pest control products to get control of cockroaches. Not only do these products fail when improperly applied, but they can also present a threat to you and everyone living in your home.
Rather than cockroach poison, consider these natural methods:
- Deep clean your home. This removes food sources that draw smoky brown cockroaches into your home.
- Protect food in sealed containers and refrain from leaving any food out for roaches to feed on.
- Use a caulking gun and some expanding foam to seal exterior entry points, particularly around windows, doors, and utilities.
- Adjust your exterior to make it less friendly to roaches. Reduce moisture. Reduce vegetation, such as weeds and unwanted grass. Keep your trash bagged and sealed in exterior containers. Pick up pet waste.
- Address leaky faucets and other plumbing issues.
- Install dehumidifiers in spaces that stay humid in your home.
These steps will work to deter and control roaches without the need for cockroach pest control products. In the case of smoky brown cockroaches, this may be all that is needed.
How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches When They’re Being Difficult
If you apply the cockroach maintenance tips above and you’re still seeing signs of cockroach infestation in your home, it is best to contact a licensed professional. With smoky brown cockroaches, there could be hidden catalysts that are allowing them to continue to be a problem. A pest professional can locate these or provide a treatment plan to get rid of cockroaches, even without finding the hidden conditions that are allowing the infestation to continue.
Do You Need Help?
When you see signs of a cockroach infestation, or you actually see roaches crawling around on the outside of your home, remember that the service team here at Innovative Pest Solutions is always available to help evaluate your cockroach problem and provide you with treatment options to fully address the cockroach activity.
We have the experience to provide you with the highest level of pest control. Don’t settle for anything less. Smoky brown cockroaches are dirty insects. They’re attracted to dirty places. And, as with all cockroaches, they are linked to the spread of 33 kinds of bacteria, six parasitic worms, and more than seven other human pathogens. Protect your health and Raleigh-area property by reaching out to us today.