The Brown Hooded Roach is very similar to the Wood Roach. This time of year in Texas means Wood Roaches.
There’s nothing more terrifying for me than walking into the bathroom, turning the light on, and seeing a cockroach the size of my cat’s head take off across the bathtub. This is not the kind of thing you want to see when you get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. They’re terrifying.
Worst of all, they have the capacity to fly a short distance – so get too close to one, and it might fly right at your face. That is NO way to start a morning. Trust me from experience – fighting wood roaches is worth it not to have to see this stuff
If you’re like me, these things scare the living daylights out of you. And that’s okay – it’s a giant cockroach. But truthfully, wood roaches aren’t even really going to snack on anything in your house – or you. They eat rotting trees and wood, and likely just found their way into your abode while doing their thing in the wooden structure (i.e., the walls) of your home or apartment. Not comforting, I know.
Fighting Wood Roaches
I feel bad killing these guys, because they’re technically not bad for you (other than the mild heart attack you experience when you see one in the middle of the night). They like wood. They don’t get into your trash like German cockroaches, dragging nasty diseases and general awfulness all over your house. They’re harmless. They won’t bite you. They won’t hurt you. They’re just pests.
f you’ve ever tried to get rid of a wood roach, it’s terrible. They suffer. I like stomping on giant bugs about as much as I like discovering them at random. So fortunately, I found a solution that’s saved me a lot of heartache, and it might help you, too. Fighting wood roaches doesn’t have to be a chore.
Preventing Wood Roaches
I spray a little BioDefense along the cracks and crevices of my bathroom and kitchen, and I’ve also sprayed my bedroom closet. These are the places I find wood roaches most. I didn’t even treat the whole house, and so far I’ve seen absolutely zero roaches.
To be honest with you, I would much rather just not see them than have to kill them, and using BioDefense for fighting wood roaches has really helped the situation.
If you DO have to kill one, BioDefense kills on contact. AND it doesn’t have that terrible, dozens-of-oils-thrown-together scent that many sprays have.