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  • duckknot

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    So this may or may not be appropriate for this area but considering i was asked to shoot this thing I figured it was gun related.....can anyone tell me what this bug is? We are fairly new to Texas and we're still fairly green in the bug identifying world!

    My first thought was a tick but im not positive! We have a couple pets so I wanted to know what I'm dealing with before someone burns the house down!

    Thank ya kindly!
    Knot

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    duckknot

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    That is good news! Just wanted to be sure it wasn't some Texas super tick hybrid or something!

    Thanx guys!

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    shortround

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    It is a baby roach, and is an indication of an infestation. Since exterminators use civilian equivalents of nerve gasses, I'd stay away from them, especially if you have kids and/or pets.

    Skunks forage primarily on insects (roaches are their favorites). Just leave some doors open and invite a native pest exterminator into your home!
     

    duckknot

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    It is a baby roach, and is an indication of an infestation. Since exterminators use civilian equivalents of nerve gasses, I'd stay away from them, especially if you have kids and/or pets.

    Skunks forage primarily on insects (roaches are their favorites). Just leave some doors open and invite a native pest exterminator into your home!

    Squash that one, save your ammo for the 2 & 3" long dive bombing wood roaches. ;)

    Flame thrower is fueled up and ready to blaze....

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    Glockster69

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    One roach (or any other insect) hardly means an infestation. If you live in Texas, you WILL see roaches.

    Exaggerate much?
     

    robertc1024

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    Definitely a baby roach. Just squash it and go about your business. You'll see more - they can get through the smallest cracks you can imagine. They do get exciting when you try to get a glass of water in the wee hours and they fly on your face.
     

    Kennydale

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    12090_tn.jpg it's a roach, just contract with an exterminator they usually come 3-4 times a year.
     
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