Cockroaches

Questions about cockroaches, a common household pest, including their habitat, prey, and food.

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Rabbits and Hares
Cockroaches

How often does a cockroach nymph moult?

it takes about 600 days to moult from egg to adult ....... the moulting is perimetabolus

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Human and Animal Interaction
Cockroaches

Do roaches have eyes?

Yes, they do so that they have the capability to see, but it is not their primary sense.

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Termites

What are some animals that eat a lot?

Surprisingly the smallest animals will eat far more per their body weight and size than the largest animals do. For example, mice have to eat all the time to maintain their high metabolism. Many insects also eat far more than their body weight, such as cockroaches and termites.

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What food do cockroaches hate the most?

They like everything, even paper and soap!!!

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Cats (Felines)
Cat Behavior
Cockroaches

If a cat eats a cockroach what will happen?

Unless the roach had been into something poisonous - nothing.

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Insects
Cockroaches

Do insects have six legs?

Yes they do. It is one of the distinguishing features of an insect.

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Do cockroaches carry bacteria?

yes

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How do you get rid of cockroaches completely?

Poison works to a certain extent but only for a limited time. There will be more to take the place of the dead.

Best way to get rid of them must be to actually plug all holes where they can actually get indoor.

Repair all cracks in floors and walls. Having a very clean environment indoor will help too, because the bugs search for food. No point in going into your house if there is no available food there.

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Insects

Can roaches live in septic tanks?

Pestproduct.com (an exterminator's website) says, "Large Roaches, or what some people refer to as Palmetto bugs and "flying roaches", prefer a cool damp area (sewers, septic tanks, cellars and basements, mulch, etc...) and usually wander in from outdoors." So, their answer is "yes".

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Do roaches like electronics?

Yes. Roaches Love To Play With Electronics All The Time!!

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DIY Projects

How do you make a cockroach edible?

Do not eat them. They are poisonous.

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Do roaches die after laying eggs?

No the typical household roach will carry the egg capsule to within about 24 hrs of it being about to hatch. She then drops it somewhere but she still survives.

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Biology
Cockroaches
Respiratory System
Lungs

What is the respiratory organ of crow?

lungs

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Do cockroaches have hard bodies?

yes

they do

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What do cockroaches eat?

Cockroaches Are OmnivoresThis means that many species can eat and survive on almost anything organic, rotten fruit, bread, peanuts and more. "Normal" food is preferred, but roaches have been known to eat sake (alcohol), the leather off boots, paper and glue from book bindings, and basically anything with some type of edible and nutritional value.

Other cockroach anecdotes:

  • Basically, cockroaches eat anything and everything; they are very adaptable.
  • Roaches can live off a spot of cooking oil - the size of a thumbtack - for weeks.
  • Cockroaches from New Zealand eat bat feces in caves.

Well, recent studies and research is suggesting that they are developing a taste for protein based foods. They are also cannibalistic, and will eat each other, dead roaches, their own droppings, and anything that they can find. New roach bait gels have been used successfully that eradicate the roaches fairly quickly. Recent research suggests that they are now developing a preference for protein based foods such as grease and starchy foods.

Cockroaches Are CannibalsThey can and do eat each other, and their droppings, and dead roaches as well. They can get into food that is left out and contaminate it with their droppings. New roach bait gels have seemed to have a good response in controlling them as these have been tested and have the domino effect... If a roach eats the bait gel and dies, and then another roach eats the dead roach or its droppings, it will kill that roach as well.
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How many eggs does a cockroach lay at once?

It depends on the species.

The average female cockroach can lay around 30-40 eggs at once.

However the German Cockroach can lay around 40-50 eggs at once.

A female cockroach can lay eggs up to eight times before it dies. That's a total of around 300-400 eggs in one female cockroach's lifetime.

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Are hissing cockroaches classified pests?

No they are not pests unlike any other cockroach.

They don't bite or contain harmful fluids.

They only have a couple of eggs.

They wouldn't breed if they escape [they need to be in a very warm and damp place in order to breed].

They are an ideal pet for kids.

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Do cockroaches have three body parts?

No cockroaches have 1 body part.

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Do cockroaches scratch with their spiny legs?

no they will bite maybe but not scratch.

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How long can a roach live without his head?

A cockroach can live up to 2 weeks without having its head attached to its body.

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How strong are cockroaches?

cockroaches armor are really strong

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Does cockroach protect its young?

Some cockroach species protect their young for up to a few months after they are born, such as a northern Thailand species called Perisphaerus semilunatus - the nymphs cling to their mother's underside for a month or more. But for the most part, the nymphs only stay with the mother for a short while until they scatter and go their own separate ways.

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Crickets (Insect)
Cockroaches

Can a cockroach and a cricket mate?

No, since they are different species, the resulting eggs would not be fertile. They won't even (mechanically) fit together.

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Phobias
Cockroaches

What is Katsaridaphobia?

katsaridaphobia is the fear of cockroach/cockroaches.

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Do roaches cause any harm to humans?

Not directly (has in biting, stinging, etc), but they can biologically. Roaches tend to carry viruses and diseases around, and if they land on you (which, they can fly, depending on type) or crawl on you, they might pass it on to you.

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