Though they are generally found outdoors, the Florida woods cockroach can become indoor problems when they enter human habitats through open windows and doors in search of warmth or are brought inside on firewood. Inside homes, these insects can be found in bathrooms or basements and are particularly attracted to leaking pipes. While an infestation of this cockroach species is unlikely, it is best to take steps to prevent their entry to your home. Often, removal of these outdoor cockroaches from the house is all that is needed for control.
Over 4,000 species exist worldwide, with one species or another either creeping around in your basement, flying right at you, dropping on you from trees and ceilings in the dark of night or others scattering in throngs of thousands, when caught invading your kitchen, cockroaches are one of our most terrifying pests.
With Halloween just around the corner, its time for larger-than-life creepy, crawly creatures skittering across lawns, lurking in dark alleyways and dropping out of nowhere to frighten their hapless victims.