2 cm long brown bug with stripes on back (Wood cockroach nymph)

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Brown Bug with brown stripes across back, 2 cm long with antennae and barbed legs, at least 4 but I think 6. Hard shell, no visible wings? Found inside dead under our dog's cot bed, which was aired outside yesterday. The cot has no blankets etc., and it is a hardwood floor. From the piece of debris and the look of the tail end, it looks like he was pooping? We bombed for fleas 2 days ago. I checked for symptoms of bedbugs, but there are no blood spot stains on our mattress, it's brand new. Neither of the other beds have anything on their mattresses of that type either. They both had active flea problems, which seem to be lessening after the bombing, not all at once as we had expected. This bug was found downstairs and all our beds are upstairs. Can you help? I'd hate to bomb the house again as my dogs have to be boarded but we will do it if necessary. Thank you!!!

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Wood cockroach nymph
by: Moni

Your insect is a wood cockroach nymph. Not sure which one since the insect is falling apart. Also you do not say where you are located or the planting conditions around your house.

Wood roaches live in and around trees, rotten logs, mulch, and other moist wood. They eat decaying wood.

They sometimes get brought in on firewood or other things that might have been out near wooden objects. Assume you brought it in when you brought the dog bed back in. Sometimes they just manage to get indoors. Males are attracted to lights. These roaches can also be found in gutters, especially ones with debris.

When indoors, they wander aimlessly during the day, do not breed, and will die within a few days due to insufficient moisture. However, if you have had the house treated that could have killed it also.

Wood cockroaches do not bite or cause rashes to humans or pets.


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