I live in southern california. I've grown up with these nasty little beasts - but they've always been seen outside...until now!
I've had several potato bug sightings the past couple of weeks. But last night, while I was sorting laundry, I discovered a full grown adult potato bug clinging to my favorite sweatshirt.
My first thought was to burn ALL the clothes that were in physical contact with the sweatshirt, sell the house & move to Antartica. I'm pretty sure there are no potato bugs in Antartica.
What I finally decided to do was get the PB to drop off my sweatshirt into the toilet so I could flush it away. NOT an easy task!!! They can cling to cloth like nobody's business.
Even after it was flushed, I couldn't help but think that it can & was definitely going to make it's way back up.
I'm still considering the moving idea!