Thank you. I always heard roaches would scatter when lights were turned on but she has spotted these in a bathroom and when she sees one it doesn't run. Would setting bombs off in the house take care of them? She hasn't seen any in other parts of the house.
@greenthumb99 - Wood roaches (Parcoblatta sp.) tend to be smaller and slimmer than their 'look-alikes' in the genera Blatta and Parcoblatta, and lack the pronotal striping pattern of German cockroaches. Also, the very slender winged males can fly readily. See http://bugguide.net/node/view/31624/bgimage?from=0 for some Parcoblatta images.
Flapdoodle, I tried to visit the website above and it said it was a malicious web site and highly recommended not entering. I am visiting my daughter this week. It is probably best for me to call am exterminator. The thought of roaches just gives me chills.
I just clicked on that link and received no warning. I can assure you that they all are safe; the first three of them set up by universities in their respective states (Tennessee, Kentucky, and Florida) and the last one (bugguide) has been used for years with no problems that I know of. However, if you're still distrustful, I suggest that you contact your county extension service office (Carter, Sullivan, or Washington; their phone numbers are 423-542-1818, 423-279-2723, and 423-753-1680 respectively) for advice before contacting an exterminator. Extension offices are an excellent source of information when dealing with most home/yard/garden pest problems.
Sounds like it was just a Norton thing! The site had big red letters Warning. This site is a known malicious site. It is recommended you do not enter. So strange because I have never had that happen before.
Could you tell if this was a german roach? My daughter lives in Charleston SC and I am leaving there in the morning. That is if weather permits. Forecast says anywhere from 5 to 12 inches of snow. I will check with an ext. office there.