The Smokybrown cockroach came to Florida about 150 years ago and is related to the American Roach. Sometimes it is mistakenly called Palmetto Bug. This roach is more common on the Gulf States, and here in north central Florida. The somkybrown roach preferred temperatures of 59°F and 95°F (15°C and 35°C).
This roach is common outdoors in tree holes and loose mulch. Indoors, prefer warm, moist voids such as inside block walls and eaves of poorly ventilated attics. Mostly found in greenhouses and interior plantscapes. This roach needs warm moist environment, indoors the Smoky Brown Roach typically do not thrive.
Controlling the problem!
Residual barrier sprays indoor and outdoor, is a good way of control. If needed baiting will also be effective when infestation levels are present.