Posts with the tag: "Surinam Cockroach"
We have a lot of exotic creatures in Hawaii, cockroaches aren't one of them. Most of the roaches you'll find plaguing your Hawaii home are the same roaches that plague the rest of the country. The most notable being the American cockroach. As you can imagine, this chestnut-colored roach has earned its name. It can be found in almost every nook and cranny of America. But, the American cockroach is no more prolific in the United States than cockroaches named after other places in the world, like the German cockroach and the oriental cockroach (also known as the Cyprus bug). Hawaii is also blessed to have cockroaches that only live in tropical areas. Fortunately, the only tropical cockroach you'll find getting into your home is the Surinam or "burrowing" cockroach. Though the temperate weather in Hawaii allows a wide variety of roaches to live here, these invading pests can all be resisted with the same tactics.
Cockroaches are the Houdini of the bug kingdom. The tiny claws at the end of their legs allow them to scale walls and traverse ceilings at alarming speeds. Though your walls may seem smooth to your hand, they actually contain countless tiny footholds a cockroach can use to cling to it. Cockroaches also have an impressive ability to run to the end of a table and move to the bottom of the table without skipping a beat. It isn't magic. It is a skill cockroaches learn to disorient predators. If you've ever seen a cockroach come out of an air conditioning unit, you've seen this ability.