This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Maricopa, Arizona Queen Creek, Arizona Booneville, Arkansas El Granada, California Menifee, California Delmar, Delaware Altamonte Springs, Florida Kissimmee, Florida Molino, Florida Oldsmar, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Canton, Georgia Oskaloosa, Kansas Baton Rouge, Louisiana Marlborough, Massachusetts Minneapolis, Minnesota Lees Summit, Missouri Egg Harbor City, New Jersey Kingston, New York West Islip, New York Concord, North Carolina Bucyrus, Ohio Milford, Ohio North Ridgeville, Ohio Portland, Oregon Summerville, South Carolina Houston, Texas Katy, Texas Kerrville, Texas Missouri City, Texas Plano, Texas Richmond, Texas Spring, Texas Redmond, Washington Appleton, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
On Mar 30, 2007, cici77 from Banning, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
I HAAAAATE THESE BUGS!!!! THEY ARE SO DISGUSTING! WHEN U SQUISH THEM THEY ARE WATERY AND SLIMEY... THEY EAT STARCHES AND LINEN! SO U WILL FIND THEM UNDER UR PILLOWS , AND IN UR SHEETS! THEY ARE ALSO ATTRACTED TO WATER.. THEY NEED TO STAY HYDRATED... I HAD TO USE A CHILD AND PET SAFE POISON AND SPRAY IT AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE , AND THAT TOOK CARE OF THEM... I HATE HATE HATE THEM!!!!!! YUCK!
updated 2009 ,
we also had to get a pesticide company, and now we have NONE!!!!! we had them so bad they would drop out of the air conditioning vents!!! on ur back if the chair was near the vent , or on the bed or on my babies diapers... if things were placed too close to the vents! they crawled up my outside vents into my air conditioner for the condication, and ended up in the ducting (sp?) .. and whhhaaalaaa down our vents, on our backs , beds , baby ..still just gross!!! i STILL HATE THEM!
On Sep 4, 2007, turbohavana from Redmond, WA wrote:
Haven't actually seen any damage caused by them, and haven't seen a ton of them anyway. They show up on the bathroom floor or in the tub sometimes. If my cats don't take care of them first I usually scoop them up and throw them outside.
I've seen traps for them that are pesticide free and work like sticky spider traps. Those might be good for people to try who have a real problem with them.
On Feb 24, 2011, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I kind of like these bugs but then again ive only seen them half a dozen times, and never have had an infestation of them. I had seen these as a kid in upstate new york once in some old newspapers in my garage, i also had rolly pollys or cellar bugs as we called them in the backyard near the garage, which are a actually a kind of wood lice, which are also lothed by most people like silverfish, but i like these and the silver fish and also daddy long legs spiders as they remind me of my childhood. i think silver fish are really neat looking.