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Smoky Brown Cockroaches

Smoky Brown Cockroaches (Periplaneta Fuliginosa)


  • 3-35 mm mm long.
  • Shiny dark brown in colour.
  • Wings longer than the body in male; only just overlap abdomen in female.
  • Runs in general (may fly at very high temperatures).

Life Cycle

  • Females deposit the ootheca (egg case) containing 22-26 eggs a day after production.
  • Nymphs take 6-12 months to develop into adults.
  • The noticeable difference between nymphs and adults, apart from size, is the absence of wings on the nymphs.


  • Live in tree hollows, under bark and under floors; enter 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.


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