Are cockroaches active during the day?


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Cockroaches are generally not active by day. During the day, cockroaches hide themselves in dark, quiet areas, such as behind or below furniture and appliances. They also hide in cupboards and drawers.

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Cockroaches are most active at night, when they come out to search for food and to mate. They are omnivores and eat almost anything, such as chicken, candy, hair and even books.

The average American cockroach is less than 5 centimeters in length, whereas the rhinoceros cockroach, which is native to Australia, can grow up to 8 centimeters. If a cockroach infestation is suspected, homeowners should contact a professional exterminator to discuss how to get rid of them.

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