Asked on May 15, 2017

I have noticed some odd bugs in my garage at night.

Linda CampbellDeanna NassarNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA
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Should I be concerned? Is it time to call the exterminator? I don't want to find out they are cockroaches....help!!!
7 answers
  • Mfbandit769
    on May 15, 2017

    You don't say what they look like, etc.
  • Linda Campbell
    on May 15, 2017

    I know definitely roach like. I will try to get a picture next time I see them.
  • Sandra Allen
    on May 16, 2017

    In the mean time I would not wait. If you google bugs and click on images you will find lots and you can then pick out the ones you have. I can tell you the roaches are mostly around food. Stink bugs like dark places and are pests but don't really hurt much. I hope this helps.

    Here is a place to start.
    WARNING: If you are bug squeamish don't open this link. Do as you planned and take a photo and send it to your local exterminator. They will tell you what it is and try and sell you a "visit". If you are frugal like most of us, then you simply google "home remedies for killing ______" fill in the blanks.

  • If it were me, I would call someone out asap. If in fact they are roaches. Otherwise try and deal with yourself. I would get a dollar store roach motel and put it where you saw them, then you have specimens to identify and work with and know what the next step may be.
  • Linda Campbell
    on May 16, 2017

    Thanks for your help guys. I will try to get a better look at the little buggers next time. I have only seen them a couple of times. I just don't like bugs around.
  • Deanna Nassar
    on May 16, 2017

    For most part roaches are either large brown/American, can breed with out a mate. Small black are mostly German and not as hard to get rid of.

    If they are kind of real large, black, kind of over-all roundish they may be water bugs. Seem to be attracted to dog food. Black and over-all longer look probably crickets. When we had them the cat met me every afternoon by shed waiting for me to open door so he could grab a snack.

    There is also an ugly brown cricket that likes to live under houses in crawl space. Most call them camel crickets and they jump around a lot.

    If they are roaches sprinkle boric acid behind stuff where pets and kids can't get to it. That's a poison that they can't build an immunity to and they don't even realize it's poison.
  • Linda Campbell
    on May 16, 2017

    Thank you!
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