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Nameless123
Lisbon
Portugal

March 17, 2014
9:11 AM

Post #9791522

Hi all.

Found this weird bug in my house, and I don't know what it is. Any help?

Thank you!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 17, 2014
10:14 AM

Post #9791579

Appears to be a cockroach.
Nameless123
Lisbon
Portugal

March 17, 2014
10:47 AM

Post #9791618

kwanjin,

At first, I thought the same but it looks smaller and it only has 4 legs.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 17, 2014
3:43 PM

Post #9791852

Roaches come in many sizes and legs can be lost due to accidents, etc.
Eeekkkspider
Melbourne
Australia

March 18, 2014
2:20 AM

Post #9792072

Can anyone identify this spider ?
I'm in Australia Melbourne

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Nameless123
Lisbon
Portugal

March 18, 2014
3:17 AM

Post #9792081

kwanjin,

Arrived at my house yesterday, found more of it, and now unfortunately I'm pretty sure they're roaches.

As I find them repugnant, any tip to successfully remove this problem from my home?

Thanks in advance :)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2014
6:24 AM

Post #9792170

Sealing around pipes, cupboards etc will help to eliminate their points of entry, roach traps and sprays. Unless you want to call in the big guns and get an exterminator.

Good luck! My DH and I successfully eliminated roaches from an apt. we had by sealing everything and laying sticky traps. You have to be vigilant and check ALL points of entry and even then there is no guarantee.
Nameless123
Lisbon
Portugal

March 18, 2014
7:12 AM

Post #9792199

Thanks kwanjin. The sprays I have already applied and the sealing I'm going to take care of that today. Simultaneously, I'm thinking of calling the exterminator. Let's see where this heads to.

Thanks again ;)

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kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



March 18, 2014
2:37 PM

Post #9792447

Eeekkkspider, your spider is a juvenile of the White-backed Spider - Lampona cylindrata: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-tailed_spider
My first picture is of an adult and the second is a juvenile,

Ken

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