- Colour Yellowish-brown
- Size 12 - 30 mm in length
- Also known as Wood roach
- Description Structure-infesting cockroaches have changed little over time and can be challenging to control. Wood cockroaches do not breed indoors but will invade structures. These skilled scavengers seek out food, shelter, and water in homes and buildings across Canada. Wood cockroaches sometimes invade structures that are prominent in forested and wooded areas and homes that use firewood.
Why do I have wood cockroaches?
In May and June, males fly in search of mates. This is a problem because they travel in swarms over long distances. This can also be a serious sign of a wood cockroach infestation.
How worried should I be about wood cockroaches?
Pennsylvania wood roaches are rarely indoors and do not damage structures. They are more of a nuisance pest when they enter indoors in large numbers.
Structure-infesting cockroaches spread disease by walking over surfaces and contaminating them with droppings and saliva. Their cast skins may also trigger asthma in sensitive individuals as well as children and the elderly.
How can I prevent wood cockroaches invading?
Homeowners who use a fireplace should inspect wood prior to bringing indoors and from to time should check indoor stored wood for infestation.
Inspect the exterior of buildings and homes for openings that will allow cockroaches in. Seal any cracks in foundations, windows, or doors, especially on lower levels of the house. Small, humid spaces like vents, open pipes, and drains also attract cockroaches.
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