Deb at Not Inadequate has a great family. Her husband will take her children off to spend the day at the zoo. They will send her text messages about their experiences there, because they know she is watching too much Desperate Housewives, while they are gone. So far, they’ve been attacked by squirrels, witnessed deadly peacocks, and email her pictures of these.
I’m thinking these are not normal bugs. They look so different from Florida roaches. I just KNEW Deb wanted to know, so I did a search over the web and found they were Discord Roaches. They do not climb, do not smell, do not bite and grow up to 2″ long. Perfect for feeding animals at the zoo and making great pets. But not in my house.
I also KNEW Deb (and others) would want to see a photo of a roach from here. You know, to compare. We are homeschooling moms, it’s in our nature to do these things. She said I shouldn’t bother, but I’m a good friend and really feel the need to help her out.
It took me a while to find one. Actually, I didn’t find it. A person at co-op found it and I was able to capture it. This administration person (who remains nameless), said I was not allowed to tell her husband, she helped me capture a roach.
This is an American cockroach.
- Kingdom Animalia
- Phylum Arthropoda
- Class Insecta
- Order Blattaria