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Old 12-22-2006, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Default Flying Roaches?!

Somebody told me there were flying roaches in Florida, but I don't beleive them. Is this true?
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Thumbs up Giant Flying Roaches

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Somebody told me there were flying roaches in Florida, but I don't beleive them. Is this true?
They fly!!!!!




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The Asian Cockroach is well established in Central Florida; it has been reported in Pensacola and other areas of the Florida Panhandle as well as in East Central Georgia. This roach is easily confused with the German Cockroach; most professionals cannot distinguish one from the other unless found alive, while observing the roach behavior and habitat. The Asian roach is a good flyer and is attracted to homes at night, flying towards light. This pest is commonly found in turf grass and is often seen flying indoors and crawling across computer and television monitors. The German Cockroach is not capable of sustained flight and prefers to live indoors. The Asian roach is an accomplished flyer and lives outdoors, wandering into homes by accident where they become a pest.

Last edited by Administrator; 08-28-2007 at 01:56 AM.. Reason: [cut - original article at http://web.mit.edu/voodoo/www/is742/roaches.html]
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:37 PM
 
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Somebody told me there were flying roaches in Florida, but I don't beleive them. Is this true?
When I was a kid and we had the motel. More then a few times I would see a half naked woman run out of an apartment when they had one flying around inside. They usually at first thought it was a bat they are so big with their wings spread. They are amazing, they seem to defy physics. It is hard to believe this thing can actually fly. The worst is they will raise up on their legs and aim at you for something to land on.
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:11 AM
 
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Yes, it's true. I lived in FL for more than 20 years and I've seen it all. They do not attack or bite you, but they are nasty and creepy. I've enclosed a link for you to check it out (YouTube video of Florida Roaches):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npi7zlTZyv0

Hundred of roaches gather on a mailbox. Watch what happens after the man sprayed bugkiller at them.

Yike!
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:30 PM
 
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We call the flying roaches "Palmetto Bugs" (euphemism). They do fly...generally from a cornered space if about to be killed. However, if you are walking by a roach on a wall say outside, they can flutter around your head. Very grose. Fortunately the majority are jsut your standard overweight roaches that run and don't fly. I had no idea the palmetto Bugs were moving on up north. May God be with you!!!!
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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They're in Cuba too. The first place I ever saw them is in Guantanamo. I didn't realize they could fly too.
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:37 PM
 
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We call the flying roaches "Palmetto Bugs" (euphemism). They do fly...generally from a cornered space if about to be killed. However, if you are walking by a roach on a wall say outside, they can flutter around your head. Very grose. Fortunately the majority are jsut your standard overweight roaches that run and don't fly. I had no idea the palmetto Bugs were moving on up north. May God be with you!!!!
Palmetto Bugs fly and are big. Roaches are smaller and dont fly. But over all its still a pest.
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I remember helping a friend tear down a shed in his backyard, I used a crowbar to pry off a plywood panel and hundreds of them were between the studs and pegboard.Roach droppings were 2 inches deep at the botom of the wall! When we pried the plywood off the roaches started running everyhwhere and some took to flight! There were roaches in the engine of his lawnmower too!
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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I remember helping a friend tear down a shed in his backyard, I used a crowbar to pry off a plywood panel and hundreds of them were between the studs and pegboard.Roach droppings were 2 inches deep at the botom of the wall! When we pried the plywood off the roaches started running everyhwhere and some took to flight! There were roaches in the engine of his lawnmower too!
The contents of my stomach received in a McDonalds drive-thru two hours ago projectile-hurled upon reading the above...
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Old 12-23-2006, 05:52 PM
 
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OH MY GOD , I AM LAUGHING SO HARD AT THIS THREAD- ROFLMAO!


they are palmetto bugs and i guess we natives are use to them , so i apologize for finding this so funny ~
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