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bugss - Blatta orientalis

bugss - Blatta orientalis
Brooklyn New York, New York, USA
August 3, 2006
Size: about 1 inch
I have found a few of these in my kitchen and downstairs area over the past 2 years. They are very quick. They seem to be nocturnal. This summer I have found about 3 at different times(they tend to come in alone. This one has 2 small hairs by it's mouth in addition to it's very long antenae.

Should I be worried about infestation? Are they harmful? We have lived here a long time. Why did they just start coming in. (my mother thinks it's due to my neighbors renovation)


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bugss - Blatta orientalis bugss - Blatta orientalis

I think Sean
tried to help you, it is a roach. check here, you will probably find a close match.

Hmm. I wonder where my commen
Hmm. I wonder where my comment went?
Anyway, sorry I was so brief. Roaches are very difficult to get rid of. Police your house for food sources mercilessly. That means roach proof containers for every pantry item, roach proof garbage containers everywhere. Regular vacuuming of all dining/food prep areas. Pesticide applications or baits should probably be done by a pro. It probably will take some time to see results.
I remember when I moved into the place I am living now, a rat entered following Hurricane Katrina's rains. I found food on the shelves gnawed and droppings scattered about. Every last bit of food went in the fridge, and the garbages I took out every evening. Within 3 days, there was no rat, but there was a hole in the screened window where the rat had escaped!

someone said it is a larvae - what do they mean?

Is it an oriental roach or a pennsylvania wood roach or something else??

do they move fast?


Help again
It say's that these are slow moving - In the first picture in your link. My bug moves as fast as a mouse? what do you think???

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