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What Do Roaches Eat?

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A Few Other Roach Favorites 

  • Human foods
  • Pet foods
  • Glue
  • Clothes
  • Leather
  • Fabric
  • Cigarettes
  • Feces
  • Books
  • Fingernail clippings
  • Hair
  • Wood
  • Dead animals
  • Dead insects
  • Other roaches

If you see one roach, you better believe there are more on their way. The never seem to come alone. Roaches locate food and then communicate to other roaches in the community by leaving chemical trails in their feces. Other roaches will follow these trails to locate food sources or other roaches.

A Few Roach Facts


  • There are over 5,000 roach species worldwide
  • A roach’s blood is white
  • Roaches chew sideways
  • Roaches smell with their feelers
  • The world’s largest roach is six inches long with a one foot wingspan
  • Female roaches mate once and are pregnant for life
  • Roaches can hold their breath for 40 minutes
  • Roaches can go without food for one month
  • A roaches’ reflexes are faster then humans
  • A roach can run three miles per hour
  • Click here for more interesting roach facts

Roach Prevention Can Help With Asthma 


Roaches are the most common household pest in the United States. They transport dangerous microbes on their bodies that can trigger allergic reactions in humans. One of the allergens transported by roaches is know to cause asthma.

Keep roaches out of your kitchen. Call a pest control professional today!

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Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 828-8825

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Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 896-4278

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Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 306-7254

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Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 790-0995

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