Female Cockroaches Reproduce Faster When Touched

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A study by researchers at North Carolina State University demonstrates that female cockroaches reproduce faster when they are touched by other cockroaches. In fact, they found that even the touch of artificial antennae in the lab induced the females to develop and lay eggs faster. Female cockroaches that get touched by other female cockroaches — […]

Bed Bugs Grow Faster in Groups

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Researchers have previously observed that certain insects — especially crickets, cockroaches, and grasshoppers — tend to grow faster when they live in groups. However, no research has ever been done on group living among bed bugs until now. A new study published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology called “Group […]