Waterbug or Roach?
It’s true, people refer to many cockroach species as waterbugs, but the real water bug is a water based insect classified under the order Hemiptera. Water boatmen and water scorpions are some of the pests that dwell in water. They use their legs to paddle through the water. Members of the Gerridae family, such as water striders, pond skaters and water spiders, are also forms of water bugs. However, instead of using their legs as paddles, they make use of surface tension to stay on top of the water.
What we see in Memphis are Roaches!
Most of what people in the Memphis area see are Cockroaches and they are adaptable insects. Although they gather in warm, moist areas, they are not aquatic. Cockroaches are scavengers who devour any organic food they can find. These pests usually are nocturnal and hide in crevices during the day. Cockroaches are capable of spreading human disease and triggering allergies and asthma. They are attracted to food sources indoors and require a science-based solution tailored to each home to best control them. Contact Rosie’s Pest Control for help with these hearty critters. Roaches, in the Memphis heat, will look to gain access into homes and businesses alike for relief from the heat and to lay their eggs. If you are seeing them, alive crawling or laying on their back, there is a nest somewhere close.
Rosie’s will come out and inspect your home for entry points. They will also treat the area with a people and pet friendly product that kills roaches and their eggs.