Baby cockroaches are like beautiful women who cook delicious meals, keep the house clean and still let you go out with the guys for beers – You know that they must exist, but you’re not sure if you’ve ever actually seen one.
And how are you supposed to recognize one when you do if you don’t know what you’re looking for in the first place?
For those who assume roaches just pop into existence fully grown, I present to you, a baby cockroach picture:
Unlike other baby animals who fill you with the warm and fuzzies (shout out to Reddit’s /r/Aww), seeing a baby roach goo-goo ga-ga it’s way across your kitchen floor should fill you with the cold and shiveries (shout out to Reddit’s /r/NightmareBugs).
Here is a picture of actual baby cockroaches:
I love family reunions!
Notice how there are two baby roaches in that picture?
That is because the odds of seeing a single baby roach all by itself are very low.
Where there is one baby cockroach, there are hundreds (thousands?) just out of sight.
See, while us humans give birth to the perfectly reasonable 2.5 children per couple, a typical female German cockroach lays up to 50 eggs per oothecae (egg sac). Oh, and by the way, most female cockroaches will create and lay up to 90 oothecaes (egg sacs) in their lifetime!
I’m not great at math (or most things really), but that gives us up to 4,500 cockroach babies!
And thats per female roach.
So yeah, it’s gon’ rain cockroach babies.
Not trying to run a baby cockroach daycare in your house? Find out how to get rid of them below.
This is the best way to get rid of baby cockroaches (and we’re not talking adoption):
Advion Cockroach Gel Bait – $24.39 on Amazon (FREE SHIPPING Right Now)
Like full grown adult cockroaches, baby cockroaches need to eat too.
Poison gel bait works by smelling super delicious to roaches, which draws them out of their hiding spots to feast on the gel.
Once ingested, the slow acting gel bait begins to disable the roach’s central nervous system until they can no longer move and eventually die from starvation. Because it does not kill the roach immediately, the now-poisoned roach has time to scurry back to it’s nest where all those other roaches (and roach babies!) are hanging out.
Once back at the nest, the poisoned roach dies and is in turn eaten by other roaches in the nest who ingest the poison gel themselves and then die as well.
And so on, and so forth.
Other gel baits (such as Combat Liquid Roach Bait) are cheaper than Advion but tend to not be as effective (or long lasting), but will work in a pinch.