Do Cockroaches Make Any Noise?

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Depending upon the type, some cockroaches can make noises. Common cockroaches can make quiet clicking or chirping noises, while some varieties make louder noises, such as the Madagascar hissing cockroach.

Cockroaches typically hide in the walls and only come out at night. They quietly come and go, generally notable only when one is found dead or is discovered in the daylight. If a cockroach is found in the daytime, it could mean that there are many more behind the walls. The warmth and availability of nesting sites means the home is the perfect environment for breeding. Immune to many over-the-counter insecticides, termite infestations can be difficult to remove.