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American Roach Nymph (Title changed 11/16/08) - Periplaneta americana

American Roach Nymph (Title changed 11/16/08) - Periplaneta americana
Texas, USA
November 15, 2008
Size: about 1-1.5 inches
Yes I am horrible and yes this is in my spare bathroom toilet....BUT this is the 2nd one I have seen in 2 days. I believe it is a wood roach, female but I would like some comfirmation. They have both come from a panel in my ceiling in that bathroom. It has been rainy and getting colder outside. I live in an apartment on the top floor and am hoping these are just coming from the attic/ceiling of the building but it does not have wings so ......HELP PLease I feel better knowing what they are :) haha

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American Roach Nymph (Title changed 11/16/08) - Periplaneta americana Female Wood Roach?!?! - Periplaneta americana

No, it is not a female wood cockroach. It is a large nymph of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. I know it doesn't make you feel any better, sorry!

And I believe it is a male, r
And I believe it is a male, right? I just they have the 2 eatra little "things" on their ends. And yes he was HUGE!!

Ironically enough I assumed t
Ironically enough I assumed the Wood roach WAS a American Roach :) haha

Now I know differently.

I have lived in FLorida for years and moved to Texas 2 years ago. These drop down (Only int he spare bathroom I truely believe due to the "A/C Door or whatever in the ceiling that has cracks for them to fall thru).

I can deal with Palmetto Bugs. Ain't no thing :) I just wanted to make sure they were not some freaky new roach come to wreck havoc on me and my 2 cats and 5 ferrets (of which they eat them, yes cats and ferrets, haha)

Which is why I flush them down the toilet and do not do bait. I do put dried bay leaves in the cracks and crevices and it does seem to work somewhat. I think it is the smell they do not like.

Thanks for the identifying. I DO feel better!! Like I said it has been cold here (getting into the 40's at night) and wet so them coming in makes sense. Sorry so long!!

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