How to Get Rid of Egyptian Cockroaches

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What looks like a beetle, is scientifically named after a beetle, can sometimes fly, but isn’t a beetle? It’s the Egyptian sand cockroach (Polyphaga aegyptiaca), a popular food for pet lizards. While not a common pest in the US, escapees from breeders and pet owners can result in an infestation. Let’s take a look at … 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 can you step on a cockroach to kill it, and is it even … Read more

How to Get Roaches Out of Your Printer (and Keep Them Out)

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When you first discovered an infestation, you probably never thought you’d need to know how to get roaches out of electronics or appliances. Unfortunately, these are some of the most common nesting spots for these little nasties. One common victim is your printer, which can easily malfunction from an infestation. Why Roaches Are Attracted to … Read more

Can Kerosene Kill Cockroaches?

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Roaches are one of the most dreaded household pests out there. They can contaminate food, cause allergies, and even spread diseases. Even worse, cockroaches have a reputation for being nearly indestructible. This has led to many people using kerosene as a DIY pesticide for cockroaches. But does this remedy work, and should you use it? … Read more

What Color Light Do Roaches Hate the Most?

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Colors play a major role in the insect world, with many insects only able to see certain colors in the visible spectrum. As a result, primary color lights (such as Christmas lights) can sometimes be used to attract or repel many pests. But can the color of light affect cockroaches, and if so, what color … Read more

How to Get Roaches Out of an Xbox One (and Keep Them Out)

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Cockroaches like warm places, which unfortunately includes electronics such as video game consoles. Not only does this allow them to breed, it can also result in serious damage to your gaming consoles, TV, printer, microwave, and other devices. How to Get Roaches Out of Xbox One Consoles Getting a cockroach out of your gaming device … Read more

Can Dettol Kill Cockroaches (and Other Pests)?


There are many products available that can be used against cockroaches and other pests. One of the more popular products is Dettol, but is it really that effective? Let’s look at how it works on several critters, beginning with roaches. We’ll also discuss some precautions that need to be taken when using this product. Does Dettol Kill … Read more

What Happens If My Cat Eats a Poisoned Cockroach?

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Cats are skilled hunters, but one day my cat ate a cockroach and it made me think: What if my cat eats a cockroach that’s been exposed to insecticide? The good news is they’ll probably be okay, but you should still watch for signs of poisoning. Let’s take a closer look at what happens if … Read more

25 Different Types of Cockroaches in Florida

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Roaches may be a valuable part of the ecosystem, but that doesn’t mean you want them in your home. The good news is that most species of cockroach would rather avoid human structures. But what kind of roaches live in Florida? It would honestly take a small encyclopedia to list all the different cockroaches you … Read more

17 Different Types of Cockroaches in California

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California has a lot of problems, but you probably haven’t thought about bugs being one of them. However, roaches can be found throughout the state, and we’re not talking the smokable kind. What makes this fact less apparent is the fact that most types of cockroach never bother to enter your home. There are around … Read more