This cockroach’s common name comes from the country where it was originally collected. It found it’s way here in bunches of bananas and tobacco. It is only found in Florida, along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Texas; it is widely distributed in Mexico, central America and northern South America.
This outdoor species unique green coloring is a give away to the type of cockroach it is, which only survives in tropical and subtropical area. It is attracted to lights at night and only becomes a nuisance pest when it enters structures via open doors and where ever light shines through to the outside.
Reducing outdoor lighting and interior lighting shining through to the outside will slow this nuisance pest from entering a structure. Closing exterior cracks and voids such as caulking thresholds, windows, door weather stripping, and repairing screens will help stop this green invader from entering.
Don’t let unwanted pests spoil your beautiful Southwest Florida lifestyle. If you live in Naples, Fort Myers, or anywhere in Southwest Florida call, 239-455-4300, Collier Pest Control, Southwest Florida’s Pest Authority, to rid you home or business of pests. Remember Florida does not have to be shared with insects.