Subject: Unknown Beetle
Geographic location of the bug: San Francisco Bay Area, California
Time: 05:12 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found these bugs in my backyard and two of them have gotten into my house, I safely relocated them back outside but I want to know if they are dangerous or can infest my house and what kind of beetle it is.
How you want your letter signed: To whom it may concern
You have Cockroaches. This appears to be an Oriental Cockroach. You may read more about them on BugGuide where it states their habitat is “Relatively cool, damp areas – basements, crawl spaces. Not usually found on higher floors of buildings.”