As scavengers, cockroaches can eat almost anything organic, from leather to soap to hair. However, they prefer sweet foods, meat and starchy foods. They can also go up to six weeks without eating anything. More »

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Cockroaches do bite, and documentation indicates that they eat dead and live human flesh. When large populations are unable to find food in garbage cans or from available food around the house, the insects may bite expos... More »

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Cockroaches are attracted to unsanitary locations, discarded food and water and dark and moist places. Cockroaches have been proven to spread disease, so maintaining proper sanitation is an important way to keep them awa... More »

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According to the University of Arizona, isopods are omnivorous scavengers that eat dead or decaying plant and animal matter. Some also eat live plants. Isopods are crustaceans featuring a rigid, jointed exoskeleton, prom... More »

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Discoid roaches are mid-sized cockroaches of the species Blaberus discoidales. They are originally from South America, but they are bred in the pet trade as pets and as live prey for reptiles. More »

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Some of the most common types of cockroaches include American cockroaches, German cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches and Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Less prevalent cockroaches are death head,... More »

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According to North Carolina State University, while many people think that cockroaches are dangerous, there has been little to no connection between cockroaches and disease or danger. Roaches sometimes trigger allergy an... More »