What do wood cockroaches look like?
- Size: Up to 1 1/4 in.
- Color: Brown to reddish-brown
- Body Structure: Oval-shaped body. Females have small wing pads yet are flightless; adult males have fully-developed wings that cover their entire bodies.
Characteristics of wood cockroaches
In a lifetime, females of this species can produce 30 egg capsules, each containing up to 32 eggs. Eggs hatch approximately one month after being laid and maturation can take up to 9 months. Unlike other species, wood roaches are not likely to flee when approached.
When are wood cockroaches most active?
Where are wood cockroaches found?
Wood cockroaches primarily reside outdoors, including in woodpiles, under debris, or under piles of leaves as well as rotted logs, tree stumps, hollow trees, and under loose bark of dead trees. They rarely make their way indoors.
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