Are Shrimp and Cockroaches Related?

are shrimp and cockroaches related?

Science has a very complicated way of classifying things. They will often group things together based upon physical similarities, only to later separate them based on minor differences. Even more confusing is the fact that there are multiple classification systems which can place a plant or animal on completely different locations on the evolutionary tree … Read more

How to Get Rid of Wood Roaches

how to get rid of wood roaches

Of all the disgust-inducing critters, the one which instills the most frequent hate is the cockroach. But what if we told you not all roaches are malicious invaders? The wood roach (AKA tree roach) is a notable exception to the cockroach stereotype. Of course, even exceptions can be unwanted, so knowing when you’re up against … Read more

9 Bugs That Look Like Black Sesame Seeds (or Poppy Seeds)

bugs that look like black sesame seeds

You often hear people on the news talking about how there are too many people in the world, yet the human race is just one of millions (if not more) species on this planet – and we’re actually one of the smaller ones in terms of numbers. In fact, the world of bugs has us … Read more

Can You Kill a Cockroach By Stepping on It? (and Should You?)

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When dealing with bugs in the home, your first instinct is to either run or kill them. Squashing tends to be the preferred method for killing a wide range of pests, such as the housefly or (if you’re skilled enough) fleas. But you may have heard it’s not possible to kill cockroaches this way due … Read more

Can Roaches Survive in Cold Weather?

roach survive cold

We’ve talked about what happens to spiders in winter, but what about cockroaches? It’s a question that many people ask, because sightings seem to drop for some while others report a bigger infestation in cold weather. The answer is not as straightforward as you might think, as it depends on various factors. In fact, with … Read more

How Long Can Roaches Live Without Food?

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There’s an old saying: The only things that will survive a nuclear winter are cockroaches and Twinkies. Well, Family Guy already proved that Twinkies can last forever, but what about roaches? Just how long can cockroaches survive without food, and how long can they live overall? Let’s take a moment to look at what happens … Read more

15 Bugs that Look Like Cockroaches

bugs look like cockroaches

Let’s face it, there are few critters that can cause even a full-grown man to jump on a chair, but roaches are among those few. From their quick speed to their habit of getting into everything and spreading disease, you probably won’t want these little nasties around unless your name is Joe. But there are … Read more

25 Different Types of Cockroaches in Florida

types of cockroaches in Florida

Let’s face it, nobody wants to deal with roaches in their home. Yet cockroaches are actually an important part of the ecosystem. There are far more species that would rather avoid your home than there are those that want to live with you rent free. Today we’ll be taking a brief look at just a … Read more

17 Different Types of Cockroaches in California

types of cockroaches in California

California has a lot of problems, and they’re less than two inches long. In fact, these problems have been around long before there was even a California. Of course, we’re talking about cockroaches: the tiny monsters that terrorize homeowners everywhere. But something you might not know is that most cockroaches never bother to enter your … Read more