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Thread: Winged cockroaches in New Zeland south island?

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    Default Winged cockroaches in New Zeland south island?

    How common are winged cockroaches in NZ summertime? The southern island is cooler, and I wonder if anyone living in the island with the milder temperatures ever saw one in his house, or out in the streets.

    Where I live, if you dont exterminate your house, you'd see a few in your house every summer. During summertime, I'm afraid to walk around late at night because you cant walk ten minutes without seeing one of those huge, ugly creatures.

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    In all the years I've been on this forum I've only ever seen a handful of posts about cockroaches at all, and none about winged ones.

    So... anybody?

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    At first I thought you were talking about trump supporters but then I realized you were talking about the 6 legged ones (sorry couldn't help myself). Here in Nelson I've only seen a few and always outside? The only true pests I've found to be annoying are sand flies but I've become immune to their bites, a few mosquitos, and spiders that create webs on everything including the car mirrors every morning! NZ is a damn fine place!

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    never ever seen one, and never ever want to see one! Winged cockroaches are nightmare!

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    Winged cockroaches are native to NZ and found in the bush.
    I only know this because we had a cockroach problem and we had to differentiate between the cockroaches.
    A few years back, there was a big cockroach problem in the Tasman/Nelson/Marlborough areas. It seems to have lessened. Now it's wasps and ants.

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