Do They Cause Damage?
No, they do not cause any damage, nor do they establish breeding populations inside homes.
Do I Have An Infestation?
The Pennsylvania Wood roach does not get established inside homes. They can enter homes by hitchhiking on firewood or entering through an open door or window in the warm months. Their primary food is decaying organic material.
What Can Masters Touch Do?
Treatment inside the home is not needed for this pest. If your home is in a wooded area, treatment around the exterior perimeter, and cracks and crevices can help prevent entry.
How Can You Help?
Be sure windows and doors have screens that are tight and in good repair. Maintain the exterior by sealing cracks and crevices, repairing rotted trim, soffits and fascia boards. Reduce buildup of leaf litter and other organic debris. Keep rain gutters clean and free flowing. Since they are attracted to light, use outdoor lighting sparingly in warm months or use bulbs that do not attract insects.
The Pennsylvania wood roach is considered an occasional invader