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Old 04-08-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Knock on wood, but I haven't seen any roaches from any of my trips to AZ. I've seen some bugs come out at night, but no roaches. Thank gawwwd.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:35 PM
 
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Would anyone care to hazard a guess at what these little guys are? I'm seeing a bunch of them inside my condo in Scottsdale. Most seem to be dead already. They are 'crunchy' - that is, if you press on them they crunch. They are about 1/8th inch long and move slow. They seem to have wings, though I've never seen one fly. They also seem to have a split back. I've looked at a few 'insect' sites but can't quite find a match. Thanks!
I believe those are "June" bugs. I am waiting for Steve-O to confirm. lol
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:36 PM
 
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Knock on wood, but I haven't seen any roaches from any of my trips to AZ. I've seen some bugs come out at night, but no roaches. Thank gawwwd.
What time of year do you come here?
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:51 AM
 
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Knock on wood, but I haven't seen any roaches from any of my trips to AZ. I've seen some bugs come out at night, but no roaches. Thank gawwwd.
Oh you will, trust me. They do not like the cold, so they do not come out until summer. I just had a nasty roach crawl on me yesterday. Yuck!!
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:53 AM
 
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Would anyone care to hazard a guess at what these little guys are? I'm seeing a bunch of them inside my condo in Scottsdale. Most seem to be dead already. They are 'crunchy' - that is, if you press on them they crunch. They are about 1/8th inch long and move slow. They seem to have wings, though I've never seen one fly. They also seem to have a split back. I've looked at a few 'insect' sites but can't quite find a match. Thanks!
Those are June beetles.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:44 AM
 
Location: AZ
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What time of year do you come here?
I've been there in the fall, the winter, and the spring. I'm moving in a week, and I guess I'll see if they're existent in the summer.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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If you are concerned with the roaches get a pet scorpion, they like to eat roaches and other bugs. You do have to choose your scorpion wisely though as some are a pain in the back side to have as pets. (Also a pain in the front side, hands, feet and anywhere else they may touch you.) But they do eat roaches.

I have not seen too many roaches in my family or friends homes. Then again most of them live Surprise. Maybe they aren't in Surprise yet. LOL. Then again cleanliness is key as well. Most bugs are looking for a meal. Don't leave them anything to eat.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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I've been there in the fall, the winter, and the spring. I'm moving in a week, and I guess I'll see if they're existent in the summer.
Well, you will see some in the summer but it depends where you are. I am very clean but still get a dozen or so outdoor roaches coming in the door, sink, shower, etc. during the summer. I don't have a pest control guy though, spraying takes care of a lot of them. But they still come in to die sometimes. lol I'm just grateful I don't have scorpions. My kids scream bug and I can just step or shoe the roach and thats it, over. Oh, and don't get me started on the crickets. Jeez.............!!!!

The cleaning thing might work for the indoor roaches but you only have those if you have an infestation. Mostly in apts. A friend of mine moved into an apt by a man made lake and she bombed her home 3 times and still had the indoor roaches. Even found them inside her refrigerator! Yucky, she moved as quickly as her lease would allow.

I hope your renting or buying a home and not staying in an apt. If it's an apt ask the tenants around if they have a problem with the indoor roach first.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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If you are concerned with the roaches get a pet scorpion, they like to eat roaches and other bugs. You do have to choose your scorpion wisely though as some are a pain in the back side to have as pets. (Also a pain in the front side, hands, feet and anywhere else they may touch you.) But they do eat roaches.

I have not seen too many roaches in my family or friends homes. Then again most of them live Surprise. Maybe they aren't in Surprise yet. LOL. Then again cleanliness is key as well. Most bugs are looking for a meal. Don't leave them anything to eat.
You are correct that scorpions eat roaches, but in order for them to do any good they would have to freely roam the house. Personally, I would rather have roaches than scorpions in the house. Lizards also eat roaches, but are much more tolerable to have in the house.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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You are correct that scorpions eat roaches, but in order for them to do any good they would have to freely roam the house. Personally, I would rather have roaches than scorpions in the house. Lizards also eat roaches, but are much more tolerable to have in the house.
Well that would be the truth. But then like most times I am just doing my best to add some humor to the thread. Helps keep me amused.
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