Smoky Brown Cockroaches
Smoky brown cockroaches are most common in central Texas and the extreme South, where they are found equally indoors and outdoors. They move and fly individually, going in and out of buildings to feed.
The brown-banded cockroach is most prominent in the South. Since they need less moisture, they can be found anywhere in the house, especially high on walls, behind pictures and furniture, and in closets.
The American cockroach is often found in dark, moist areas, such as around bathtubs, clothes hampers, sewers, and basement corners. They also lurk wherever food is prepared and stored.