This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Mobile, Alabama Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas San Bernardino, California Bartow, Florida Niceville, Florida Ocala, Florida Sebring, Florida Patriot, Indiana Morehead, Kentucky Coushatta, Louisiana Las Vegas, Nevada Greensboro, North Carolina Matthews, North Carolina Hughesville, Pennsylvania Anderson, South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina El Paso, Texas (2 reports) Lampasas, Texas Missouri City, Texas Nocona, Texas Newport News, Virginia
On Sep 26, 2006, aprilwillis from Missouri City, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Yuck! Also called Palmetto bug, Water bug, Tree Roach, The
American cockroach is approx 1 1/2 inches long w/ a light brown body and reddish brown WINGS!- Yes that's right this thing FLIES! Luckily they mainly stay outside but will come indoors when the weather gets too cold or too wet!
On May 25, 2009, Pottersfields from Morehead, KY wrote:
This is the first year I've noticed them. So far I've seen 3. One at the potting table, one in the wood shop and last night, one flew into the bedroom. EEK's
We've got wood roaches around some but these hideous creatures remined me of Florida. Are'nt these also the roaches that will infest your dwelling big time if given the chance??
On Sep 17, 2011, GreatUnstopbLee from Las Vegas, NV wrote:
They love to roam, fly, and sometimes crawl into bed with you. I think they were originally from Africa so they are American in name only.The only good thing I can say is that the summers I see more than few of them, I generally see less of the other kinds of roaches.
On Nov 13, 2011, monkeymomr from San Bernardino, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I hate these things. I swear that every year they get bigger and more aggresive. I have found that if I put a thin line of 7 dust all the way around the house on the outside, I get a lot less of them in the house. I put it right up against the foundation.