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When you see a roach in the garden, in the compost, or on the woodpile outside, it is most likely a Florida woods roach. These bugs emit a pungent odor and do not seem intimidated by human presence. Cockroaches are one of the most common pests, especially in the tropical climates of the world. And they have been on the planet for more than 300 million years, so they are not going anywhere, especially in Florida.
In Florida, these roaches go by several names:
- Palmetto Bug
- Florida Stink Roach
- Skunk Roach
- Stinking Roach
And the Florida woods roach is the authentic and original “Palmetto Bug” since they often hide in the center of palmettos.
Luckily, you can count on your local Drive-Bye Exterminators for immediate Florida Woods Roach treatments.
The Florida Woods Roach is built a lot like an armored tank, and likewise, they are not very speedy. They are a roundish-oval shape and are rather large. These roaches are usually reddish-brown to black in color and have some yellow markings at the edges. And they do not have developed wings.
Length: 1 to 1.5 inches long
Width: 1 inch
Have you seen a bug that looks just like this? Hurry, and contact Drive-Bye Exterminators before you have a full-blown infestation.
These roaches are primarily concentrated in wooded areas in tropical states like Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Fortunately, they do not want to be indoors. You can find them hiding in tree stump cavities, under dead logs, in palmettos, in mulch, under shrubs, and the like.
Should you have Florida Woods Roaches that make it into your home, Drive-Bye Exterminators will come right out and begin the process of eradication.
Florida Woods Roaches are active in the evening and nighttime when they come out of hiding to look for food and water. They feed on decaying plants, mold, moss, and other organic material.
Another unfortunate thing about the Florida Woods Roach is its rapid and numerous reproductions. Their egg cases carry 21m to 23 eggs in each. And gestation is 48 days.
Unlike other roaches, the Florida woods roach is not a disease carrier or dangerous bacteria and virus. And they do not eat rotting flesh or fecal matter. However, their fecal matter and shed skins can cause allergic reactions such as rash, watery and itchy eyes, asthma, and congestion.
Florida Woods Roaches do not damage the structure of the home. But if they do accidentally get into the house, contact the staff at Drive-Bye Exterminators.
Florida Woods Roaches typically will not come in the house, and they are so slow, you can quickly shoo it out if one does get in. Here is what we suggest at Drive-Bye Exterminators.
- Clean up piles of wood, leaves, or yard waste lying around.
- Ensure door seals and weather stripping are intact and adequate throughout the home.
- Use the screens in windows you want to keep open.
- Vacuum the house often to take up any fecal matter left by the stray roach.
- Check wood stacks before you bring them into the home.
- Don’t plant dense shrubbery around your house, and keep mulch off the walls of the home.
Florida Woods Roach Elimination
You can eliminate Florida Woods Roaches in your home, but you may want a professional service. Our professional pesticide applications combine techniques that pose the lowest risk to your health and the environment. Make sure you hire a pest control company with experience that is both licensed and certified.
Drive-Bye Exterminators offers home and commercial pest control services in Pinellas County, Florida, and the surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated for over 25 years, Drive-Bye Exterminators has state-certified inspectors and exterminators. And we provide roach extermination services to commercial and residential clients. Drive-Bye Exterminators offers each client the same level of attention, professionalism, and excellence.
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