Roaches live around the world but are most common in tropical and subtropical climates. Pest species are attracted to human habitations by warmth and readily available food.Know More
There are about 4,600 species of roaches, but only four are major household pests. Roaches are omnivorous scavengers that are usually active at night. During the day, they hide in cracks and crevices.
Keeping food in sealed containers, repairing water leaks, sealing entry points and frequently cleaning makes houses less attractive to roaches. Controlling roaches in houses is important, as roaches can spread diseases and also trigger allergies or asthma in sensitive individuals.Learn more about Bugs
Found all over the world, desert locusts devastate Africa in particular, as well as the Middle East and Asia, and live in 60 countries that cover one-fifth of Earth's landmass. However, during swarms they fly vast distances; in 1954, one swarm flew from northwest Africa to Great Britain, while in 1988, another swarm traveled from West Africa to the Caribbean. Each locust can eat its weight in plants every day.Full Answer >
Crickets live anywhere in the world except for Antarctica. There are 120 species in the United States. They live in the earth under logs, leaves, rocks and debris.Full Answer >
Cockroaches practice sexual reproduction. While the reproduction process can vary slightly from species to species, in most cases the female roach releases pheromones to attract a mate. The male roach then deposits his sperm into the female.Full Answer >
Cockroaches do lay eggs which are bound together in a papery structure called an egg case or ootheca. Egg cases are cigar-shaped and have many tiny vertical ribs running their length. Roaches often carry the case with them to ensure the eggs hatch in a favorable environment.Full Answer >