Penn wood roach identification for pest control in ME, MA, and NH

Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches

Adult male Pennsylvania wood cockroaches range in length from about 7/8 – 1 1/8 inch, adult females are about 1/2 – 3/4 inch. Males are fully winged and good fliers. The Pennsylvania wood cockroach is chestnut brown with a white trim.

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What is the Pennsylvania Wood Cockroach's Diet?

A Pennsylvania wood cockroach’s primary diet is decaying organic matter, but they also have a fondness for sweets.

What is the Pennsylvania Wood Cockroach's Reproductive Cycle?

The female Pennsylvania wood cockroach lays about 30 egg capsules in a woody area that is protected. Each capsule carries about 32 eggs. From egg to adult takes about 318 days.

Where do Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches Live?

The Pennsylvania wood cockroach gains entry to structures through cracks and gaps, as well as with firewood. The male, who is attracted to light, may fly indoors at night. The female cannot fly, and does not tend to congregate around light.

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