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Do roaches bite? What do they look like?

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  1. NoBB

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed May 11 2011 3:14:51
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    I have bed bugs and roaches

    This morning I found 2 new bites on me. And a new roach hatchling crawling on my bed later.

    Could my bites be from the baby roach?

    I also found one tiny, tiny droplet of blood stain/ fecal spot on my sheet (dark red). Does that rule out the roach?

    Thx again.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed May 11 2011 4:01:12
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    Roaches don't bite, but if you are seeing babies on your bed, your infestation is probably greater than you realize. Usually you'd see baby roaches in a bathroom or kitchen, if at all. Try to find the source of the nest nearby so you can get rid of the egg sacs. Call a PCO. If you can't hire a PCO, you can buy some of the gel-bait online; they take it back to their nest and share it.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed May 11 2011 6:02:58
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    Thanks

    We aren't infested with roaches, I guess -- it was only on my sheets because that is the only place where there wasn't some chemical residual.

    Hard to avoid roaches in Taiwan, btw.

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    Hmmm . . . some clarification:

    > Cockroaches have chewing mouth parts so, by definition, they are capable of biting. However, think of it as YOU trying to bite an elephant. I suppose that you could but you'd be hard pressed to a) Create a significant bite, and, b) Be physically able to open your jaws wide enough to bite such a large surface.

    > In the past I've seen where roach infestations are so large and numerous that they chew off the eyebrows and eyelashes of children as they sleep. Nasty but, it happens.

    > Cockroaches DO NOT nest ! They aggregate or harbor/hide together. This can occur in great numbers and is due to their preferred environs as well as their "aggregation pheromones" which are deposited in such areas.

    > Baits can work but to assume that using these baits alone will result in 100% elimination of a significant infestation is naive and wrong headed thinking for many reasons.

    > An integrated approach is best to eliminate/remediate pest problems including roaches and/or bed bugs.

    Hope this helps, good luck ! pjb


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