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The Water Bug

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  1. The Waterbug Company is run by a bunch of Australian freshwater ecologists. Our main passion is waterbugs, but we have experience in all sorts of other freshwatery topics.
  2. Some people use the words "cockroach" and "water bug" interchangeably. But trust us: You definitely don't want a water bug in your house.
  3. Oct 28,  · Unsurprisingly, given the name, water bugs are insects that live in water. They look a bit like cockroaches with their flat, oval-shaped bodies and antennae, so people sometimes get them confused. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to tell them apart.
  4. water bug, name for a large number of water-living bugs, comprising several families of the order Hemiptera (true bugs).All have jointed, sharp, sucking beaks, breathe air, and undergo gradual metamorphosis (see insect).They are found on or below the surface of almost all quiet streams and ponds; a few forms live in rapidly flowing water.
  5. Mar 20,  · Citronella Oil. Small bugs usually hate citrus, so citrus oil sprays are common in homemade repellents. Mix equal parts water with witch hazel (a half cup of each works well).Witch hazel is an alcohol-based astringent that is commonly used in DIY repellents.
  6. There are two common types of water bugs that you'll probably find in your pool, and rest assured—they are not roaches! Water boatmen: Water boatmen are slim, oval bugs with oar-like back legs that they swim with. Their food sources are all the gross stuff you try to keep out of your pool like algae and mosquito larvae. (source).
  7. Waterbugs or water bugs are often called roaches, however, true waterbugs are from a different order of insects called Nepomorpha. Even though there is a difference between cockroaches and waterbugs, no one likes to see either insect scurrying across the floor.
  8. Jan 15,  · Water bugs Water bugs are typically brown or grayish in color, says O’Neal. Cockroaches are usually reddish or brownish, although the oriental cockroaches are a .

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