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Where cockroaches hide

The cockroach’s cryptic nature, which include being most active at night, the ability to scurry away from danger and suddenly disappear on ledges, and to survive on anything available for them to feed on, contributed much to their importance as pests of both residential kitchens and commercial establishments. People often find it difficult to imagine where cockroaches go when they are out of sight.  Voids and hollow spaces in and behind kitchen appliances would quickly come to mind.  But do you know that the extra often unused and…

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What’s the similarity between a cockroach and a gecko?

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…

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