Monthly Archives: February 2018

Why do cockroaches like our homes?

You may wonder why cockroaches like our homes so much when their natural habitat is forest or desert.  Well, that’s an easy question to answer. Whilst its true that roaches are tropical and subtropical insects, the most widely known roach species – the American and German cockroaches – have simply evolved to live successfully within residential environments. […]

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The success of ants

As insects go, the success of ants is pretty impressive and they are possibly the most successful insects when it comes to distribution.  With the exception of Antarctica, the Artic and a couple of islands, ants have spread to just about every piece of land on earth and have literally conquered the globe. Scientists in […]

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The friendly cockroach

Yes, believe it or not, cockroaches are social creatures!   Scientific studies have shown that roaches form incredibly close bonds with other roaches and that they have a sophisticated intelligence which allows them to recognize members of their own families.  It was also discovered that different generations of the same family are most likely to nest […]

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