What is this insect?


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Old 12-09-14, 04:34 PM
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What is this insect?

I have seen six of these so far all on my kitchen counter over the past week. I was afraid they were baby cockroaches but I live in NJ and we have never seen anything like this before. I sprayed a standard Ortho home defense yesterday but saw this guy today (about the size of a grain of rice)
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Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
 
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Old 12-09-14, 09:19 PM
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Does not look like an roach I've seen.
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Old 12-09-14, 10:33 PM
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Based on the long antennae, the cerci (rear appendages) and no wings..... it looks like a baby cockroach.
 
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Old 12-10-14, 04:51 AM
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Itís a cockroach nymph but I canít tell what species. Nymphal stages of roaches are hard to ID specifically.

Take a good flashlight, preferably an LED light and look under the kitchen sink. When I say under I mean get on the floor, partially in the cabinet under the sink and look up and around the underside of the sink for roaches or egg cases/fecal material which will look like pepper. Pull drawers out and do the same.

At the same time you could apply a gel type roach bait that comes in plastic syringes bought over the counter. Apply as small dots in those same areas.

You can bait on top of the counters as well by baiting onto a small square of wax paper in the areas where you see them. Inspect all appliances on top of the counter as they could be living in them as well.

If you donít find live adult roaches (or eventually dead) then maybe the egg cases came in on a new appliance or something. Hope this helps. Keep us posted.
 
 

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