The majority of roach species live outdoors in warm, wet, tropical environments, according to insect expert Debbie Hadley. BugGuide adds that most native North American roaches are woodland insects; the two most-common p... More »

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Cockroaches enter homes and buildings through open spaces, as well as small cracks and holes that surround pipes and doorways. While the common belief is that cockroaches are only attracted to unclean areas, they are kno... 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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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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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 »

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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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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