Do Cockroaches Bite Humans? How to Identify Bites from Roaches


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Home » Cockroaches » Do Cockroaches Bite?

** Do Cockroaches Bite? **

Cockroaches are omnivores that eat plants and meat. They have been recorded
to eat human flesh of both the living and the dead, although they are more
likely to take a bite of fingernails, eyelashes, feet and hands. The bites
may cause irritation, lesions and swelling. Some have suffered from
minor wound infections.

Cockroaches are not likely to bite living humans, except perhaps in cases
of extreme infestations where cockroach population are large,
especially when food becomes limited. In most situations, cockroaches would
not bite humans if there are other food sources such as in garbage cans
or exposed food. When cockroach numbers


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