What is this bug?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ninjasquirrel, May 24, 2019.

  1. Ninjasquirrel

    Ninjasquirrel Songster

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    Found this in the basement:
    20190524_162445.jpg I squished him good. My SO seems to think its a cockroach. I told him its not. But I dont know what it is. We're in northern indiana if that helps. Please tell me I'm right and its not a cockroach! I think its some kind of cricket
     
  2. MNchickaroo

    MNchickaroo Chirping

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    Pic is a little blurry...but I'd go with a cricket, anyway looks like crickets we have in MN.
    How big is it?
    It doesn't look like a cockroach to me, but there's so many varieties, I could be wrong!
     
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    The picture is fuzzy but my first thought when I saw it was "cockroach". Sorry.
     
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  4. Ninjasquirrel

    Ninjasquirrel Songster

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    My camera wouldnt focus in on it so unfortunately thats the best picture i have. Its about the size of a quarter
     
  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    It's not the greatest photo but my first thought was just a common black cricket
     
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  6. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    I am thinking black cricket
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  7. MNchickaroo

    MNchickaroo Chirping

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    Yeah, I'd go with cricket. And I'd only be alarmed if several show up at once. Usually they get stuck inside and can't get back out. Hopefully this is a one time deal, and the wildlife stays outside!
    You can always stick it in a jar and go to the ag extension office and see what they say!
     
  8. Ninjasquirrel

    Ninjasquirrel Songster

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    I'm thinking its a "smokey brown cockroach" now after looking at pictures online. Getting out the Home Defense now!!!!
     
  9. Ninjasquirrel

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    Sprayed all around the perimeter except for the back because the chickens are out and they follow me EVERYWHERE. This is the second time ive seen a cockroach in this house. But its been at least 3 years since then. We usually home defense 3 times a year because we live in the woods. Unfortunately hadnt gotten to it yet this year. Ugh...I hate bugs!!!! Im going to go give my hens a talking to. They should have handled this.
     

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