Waterbugs are typically large, winged insects, measuring two inches or longer, with a light to dark brown color and markings. Outer Banks residents and visitors will usually see them around the exterior of homes, but they have been known to make it inside as well. We do employ regular spray prevention methods in all our homes. However, while spray prevention does help in reducing how often they are spotted, seeing these large pests is inevitable, and does not mean the homes have unsanitary conditions. If you do encounter a large number of palmetto bugs during your stay, please let us know. We will send out a contracted pest control company or have one of our techs come out and spray.