Florida Woods Cockroach
Pest Solutions of Tampa Bay
It is 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" long as an adult and is often called the stinking cockroach because it produces a foul-smelling fluid to protect if from predation. It is dark-reddish-brown to black. The nymphs have broad yellow bands on the top of the thorax. This cockroach is commonly found in leaf mulch, wood piles and under rotting logs. It is often called a palmetto bug.