Primary Differences Between Wood Cockroaches And Other Cockroaches
Wood roaches are not as light sensitive as other roaches. When you flick a light on at night, these roaches are less likely to flee for cover. Their ability to deal with light also allows them to infest light sockets. If you turn an outside light on, you shouldn’t be surprised to see one of these roaches emerge when it gets too warm in that socket.
While each individual cockroach of each of the above species can have its own personality traits, and any of them can be skittish and stealthy, wood cockroaches, as a whole, are not going to stay in hiding. They are more than happy to roam around in plain sight.
Though not unique to wood cockroaches, this species prefers to be outside. They are only accidental home invaders. These roaches much prefer to be in your yard, hiding under organic debris, and in moist locations.
As their name suggests, they are prone to being in stacked wood. If you have firewood, you’re more likely to have wood cockroaches. Be cautious when you bring firewood into your home. And be sure to burn your firewood quickly once you bring it in to make sure no wood cockroach eggs hatch inside your home.
Wood cockroaches are often found infesting a home underneath wood shingles and wood siding. They are also more likely to plague homes that are in the woods. These roaches don’t know the difference between your home and a tree in the forest. If you give them loose bark to hide under, they’ll take advantage of it.
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