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Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: North Carolina USA
February 19, 2017 8:17 pm
Found about 10-15 of these on a wood frame of an art print I picked up at a thrifty store. At first they looked like a clump of dead bugs but when I started to wipe the clump off the art frame, the little bugs started to scatter. We’re in North Carolina and it’s February.
Signature: Thank you! Amy

Smoky Brown Cockroach Nymphs

Dear Amy,
Thanks to this BugGuide image, we feel confident that these Cockroach nymphs are Smoky Brown Cockroach nymphs,
Periplaneta fuliginosa.  According to BugGuide:  “Early instars are black insects with characteristic white markings on the distal antenae, proximal antennae, thorax and abdomen.”

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Subject: What is this please?
Location: Southern California
January 9, 2017 1:28 am
Dear Bugman, I live in monrovia hills which is in southern calif. In the last week I have encountered two of these bugs indoors on the floor in 2 separate bedrooms. Their torso are about 2 inches long and by the photo it appears the wings are about the same . One actually aggressively jumped on me and I had to keep swatting it away. I have been in my home 20 years and living in the hills I have encountered my share of insects from millipedes , scorpion, Jerusalem bugs, black widows etc. Neverthess despite exhaustive research I cannot identify this insect and wonder if you can help me. Identifying it hopefully will help me discover where they are coming from and how I can prevent them from infesting my home. Your help would be greatly appreciated . Many thanks
Signature: Erin

American Cockroach

Dear Erin,
We believe this Cockroach, based on its appearance and the size and behavior you described, it an American Cockroach,
Periplaneta americana, which despite its name is NOT a native species.  According to BugGuide:  “They are significant pests throughout the world. They are not native to the Americas at all. They come from tropical Africa. They were probably transported to the Americas on slave ships.”  Because of their large size, American Cockroaches are not as likely to infest homes as the much smaller German Cockroach, and we suspect the two you found were most likely accidental visitors as opposed to breeding individuals that have taken up residence in your home.

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Subject: What kind of bug Is this?
Location: Wisconsin
December 4, 2016 7:23 pm
I keep finding this bug in my bathroom. Do you know what kind of bug it is??
Signature: ?

Cockroach Nymph

Cockroach Nymph

This is a Cockroach nymph, and it sounds like you have an infestation.

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Subject: Little black bugs in my kitchen after I ran the dishwasher
Location: Kitchen
December 18, 2016 8:30 pm
Hello I recently moved into a new home, and got everything brand new. I ran my dishwasher for the first time and the next day I noticed little black bugs they are very tiny and move slowly can you
Please tell me what type it is I’m very paranoid when it comes to bugs, and I want to make sure the previous owners didn’t leave any bugs that you can’t get rid of
Signature: Renee Douglas

Cockroach Nymph

Cockroach Nymph

Dear Renee,
This is an immature Cockroach and it looks like it is an early instar, meaning it hatched recently.  That would be a sign there were breeding adult Cockroaches present.  Though your image lacks critical detail, we suspect this is the nymph of a Smoky Brown Cockroach which is described on BugGuide as “Early instars are black insects with characteristic white markings on the distal antenae, proximal antennae, thorax and abdomen.”

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Subject: Bathroom invader
Location: Greater New Orleans Area
December 17, 2016 7:31 pm
New Orleans area, these guys started showing up out of the blue. I find maybe one every other day now in my bathroom in different places: one was on the ceiling, one or so had been on the sink counter, bathtub, cabinet, etc. Once one had wandered a few rooms over to our front room wall bear a computer, and another night one was on clothes in the laundry bin.
These guys seem hyperaware and when the light comes on, or a person approaches, they run fast and hide still in the nearest shadow expecting to go unseen. They have been spotted generally after midnight to before sunrise.
From what I can tell, I don’t see wings, but their general attitude/color/movement reminds me of a roach, but they are all small, about the length of a dime, about the size of a termite, but the shape doesn’t quite seem right for that either.
Signature: V.M.

Cockroach Nymph

Cockroach Nymph

Dear V.M.,
This is an immature Cockroach, and if you are finding numerous individuals, it is a good indication they are breeding in or near your dwelling place.

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Subject: Bug
Location: All areas inside house
December 6, 2016 11:22 am
What is a brown bug, an inch plus long and has wings. I keep finding them in my house.
Signature: Deena Williams

Cockroach

Cockroach

Dear Deena,
It sounds like Cockroaches are thriving and reproducing in your home.

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