pls help identify
I have no idea how you got into this job but it is pretty cool. Any idea what bug this is? We found about 7 of them in the house today all of a sudden. It’s total body length is about the width of a nickel. We live in Austin, TX in a subdivision with no new construction around us. Thanks!
The perplexing information in your letter is finding 7 Pale Bordered Field Cockroaches, Pseudomops septentrionalis, in your home. This is an outdoor species that does not infest homes. All Cockroaches have a bad reputation because of a few pestilent species. Perhaps they were attracted to lights. Though German Cockroaches shun light, others like Wood Cockroaches are attracted to lights.