Shiny black, Females 1 1/2" long Males 1" long. Have wings but cannot fly.
Damage / Signs of Presence:
Prefer dark moist areas such as basements and crawl spaces, usually below ground level. Prefers the outdoors but will be found inside during drought or cold weather.
8 egg capsules with 16 eggs in each capsule. Populations peak in mid summer.
Keep leaves raked and reduce decaying organic matter. Residual sprays and baits are typical methods of treatment.