Your answer might be that both cockroach and gecko give some people the creeps. That’s why such people might lump these two animals as “pests“. Can you name another similarity?
It has to do with their ability to disappear under ledges. Despite the fact that one is an arthropod (with exoskeleton) and the other one a vertebrate (with endoskeleton), both of these animals play their disappearing trick in a strangely similar way.
The secret has been uncovered. Watch this video and pay particular attention to the hind legs of these tricksters.
Video courtesy of University of California Berkeley.
This just demonstrates how important those tiny parts are that entomologists and entomology students examine when they study insects. Removing a seemingly insignificant part made all the difference.
For all your cockroach, gecko, butiki (house lizard), and other pest problems, contact Your Green Pest Control Professionals in the Philippines at (02) 638-2566 or use this contact form.
Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!