Adult American cockroaches are able to fly for short distances. From a high perch such as a tree, a cockroach is also an efficient glider. However, prior to maturity, cockroach nymphs have no wings.
In general, cockroaches are more likely to run than fly. When challenged or startled, they are fast runners. Adult cockroaches grow to be about three inches long. They make their homes in warm, damp places such as flowerbeds, trees and sewer systems. Roaches move indoors in search of food or water, where they seek hospitable areas, including bathrooms, kitchens and basements. Outdoor roaches eat small insects, fungi, algae and wood. Once they move indoors, they feed on food scraps and pet food.Learn More
Palmetto bug is a term that refers to a variety of cockroach species, most commonly the American cockroach and smoky brown cockroach. Australian cockroaches and Asian cockroaches are also referred to as palmetto bugs. Palmetto bugs tend to thrive in dark, damp areas such as sewers and wood piles.Full Answer >
Ladybugs are not poisonous, but they secrete a foul-tasting liquid when threatened by predators. This fluid is secreted from their joints. A threatened ladybug can also play dead to protect itself from a predator.Full Answer >
The diet of water beetles varies greatly due to the fact that there are close to 400,000 beetle species around the world. In North America, nearly 5,000 species of beetles live in water for at least part of their life cycles.Full Answer >
Adult ladybugs only live for three to nine months. The spots fade slightly as the ladybug gets older. The number of spots on a ladybug indicates its species, not its age. So, seven-spotted ladybugs have seven spots their entire adult lifetime.Full Answer >