Cockroaches are undesirable additions to any household, and are among the most commonly noted household insect pests. It’s worth remembering that the cockroaches themselves are harmless: they don’t bite or sting, and shun light – they are however prone to breeding in dirty locations.
Description of the Cockroach
|Scientific Name:||Various, the order Blattaria or Blattodea|
Reproduction of the Cockroach
Female cockroaches produce around 150 young each year. The immature cockroaches emerge from their egg cases after 6-8 weeks, and take around 6-12 months to mature.
Diet of the Cockroach
The Cockroach is a scavenger of a wide range of organic matter, but it’s particularly fond of material that is fermenting.
Habitat of the Cockroach
The Cockroach prefers moist, warm conditions, and cannot tolerate cold. It is often found in basements and sewers, and will hide in convenient cracks and crevices.