Not all cockroaches are pests. The Dark Wood Cockroach is at home among the trees and does not set up camp inside houses and other buildings. Its body may be dark brown, but many adults are nearly black. Legs are long and extend out from the body. They may be orange, but many are a deep, vixen red and so this species is also called the Sexy Legs Cockroach. Brown nymphs are smaller, wingless versions of adults and have more visible armor-like plates. They still have reddish legs even at this young life stage and feast on vegetation.
This cockroach may be attracted to light at night, so be sure to keep doors closed and window screens in place to keep them from accidentally wandering inside. Check firewood before bringing stacks inside to prevent stowaways.
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