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Offline danno

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yicks I am raising wood roaches
« on: June 14, 2011, 09:10:23 AM »
I set up a new yard a month ago with 16 colonies on pallets at the edge of  the woods.  I have never seen these giant roaches up here.   They are about 3/4" to 1 1/2 long.  I'm finding them in numbers inside my vent boxes when I remove the covers.  I know they are doing no harm but they gross me out

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Re: yicks I am raising wood roaches
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 12:25:34 PM »
I'm guessing you just shipped in woodenware or packages from South Georgia?   I don't think those roaches will survive a Michigan winter.
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Re: yicks I am raising wood roaches
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 01:37:43 PM »
these are not palmetto bugs of the south. These colonies have never been in the south.  Although I have never seen these things until now, google says they are common on up into canada. 

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Re: yicks I am raising wood roaches
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 02:18:20 PM »
I've not seen a lot of them, but we would get them in wood shipments when working at a shop when I was younger.

You aren't raising them, just harboring them.... :)  Maybe instead you need to provide them with a little hotel to stay in  :-D
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Re: yicks I am raising wood roaches
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 03:52:51 PM »
What are we talking about just old pine roaches??

If so they are everywhere here they are in most peoples homes around here. Darn sure are in my home but I have never really tried to control them.