Waterbugs, aka Oriental Cockroach, get their name from living in sewers, under debris like leaves, stone, firewood and coming out of drains. They carry a strong, unpleasant, roachy odor. Blah right? For those wanting more details on Waterbugs visit NPMA’s pestworld.org.
The Giant Water Bug is one of the largest insects in the US and can grow up to 4 inches long. It has a hefty appetite. These bugs rely on their strong forearms to capture their prey (such as small fish, frogs and other bugs) until they can inject a powerful toxin that breaks down the tissue into a liquefied form they can then drink. They are known for a powerful bite so I wouldn’t attempt to pick one up like the gentleman in the below video. Even more blah right! Other names include the Toe-biter, electric-light bug. They live near clear, freshwater streams and ponds. Check out this YouTube video.