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Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches

What do Pennsylvania wood cockroaches look like?

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Adult male Pennsylvania wood cockroaches grow to be between 7/8th and 1 1/8th of an inch in length; the females are smaller only growing to between 1/2 and 3/4 of an inch in length. Besides size, another difference is that males have fully developed wings and are capable of flight, while females have underdeveloped wings and cannot fly. Pennsylvania wood cockroaches are a dark brown chestnut color; their thorax and the front portion of their wings are outlined in a whitish-yellow color.

Where are Pennsylvania wood cockroaches found?

As their name suggests, Pennsylvania wood cockroaches are found living in places like hollow trees, tree stumps, and under woodpiles. These cockroaches are attracted to outside lights and may find their way inside homes through spaces found around and underneath windows and doors. They can also be brought inside accidentally on firewood.

What do Pennsylvania wood cockroaches eat?

Pennsylvania wood cockroaches feed on a wide variety of foods and decaying organic matter, but prefer to feed on sweet and starchy foods.

DIY Pennsylvania wood cockroach prevention and control tips

There are several things that you can do around your home to help prevent problems with nuisance Pennsylvania wood cockroaches. Inspect the exterior of your home and seal cracks or crevices in the foundation or walls and install door sweeps under all doors. It is a good idea to inspect firewood before bringing it into your home. It can also be helpful to replace white exterior light bulbs with yellow or sodium vapor light bulbs - insects don’t find these as attractive as the white light bulbs.

Professional Pennsylvania wood cockroach control

If you’ve discovered Pennsylvania wood roaches in your home or business, contact Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. We offer effective pest control services that eliminate roaches using the latest pest control methods and practices.

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