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What bug is this?

This is a discussion on What bug is this? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Can anyone ID this bug? It's on a flower petal, but I didn't find any ...

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    Default What bug is this?

    Can anyone ID this bug? It's on a flower petal, but I didn't find any damage after I got rid of it (malathon dipped q-tip). I want to know if I need to spray everything.

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    Looks like a baby roach to me.....

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    Gross!! What should I do?

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    Get rid of it! I agree, Cockroaches are so disgusting. :P

    I'm not sure if they harm orchids or not, but they are a pain in the eye to look at. Make sure you check closely for any more lurking around. Their eggs look like brown sacs...eww...

    Or maybe it's just a lone roach that somehow got to your 'chid.

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    I had a large oncidium outside that got turned over in the winds of the hurricane. I just grabbed it and brought it inside. I hadn't sprayed it yet. I'm thinking it could have come from it?

    So now what? Will spraying with malathon be enough to kill them or should I repot everything that was in the room? Kinda late in the year for repotting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by momokev
    Gross!! What should I do?

    Lisa
    step on it!

    and a few of those combat or raid roach baits oughta suffice.

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    Default That's not a roach....

    You yankess callin everything a roach, that is what we southeners refer to as palmetto bug. Yeah yeah... ok so its a roach.... no biggie! Kill and swill!

    Roaches come from the north! gross and dirty. Palmettos aref rom the south and are bigger and cleaner!

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    So bottom line it for me....

    Harmless and not a problem?

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    Default Yup just kill it, and put out as Jay said...

    some COMBAT roach baitrs just in case. No need to repot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momokev
    So bottom line it for me....

    Harmless and not a problem?

    Lisa
    Lisa,
    Thats what I thought before, until Lja told me that my dens roots are like caviar to them. They eat onc roots too, especially the colmanara. For some reason they never bother my vandas. Spray malathion.

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