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2013-11-04 23:26:16

Mike Fischer of Fischer’s Pest Control provides tips and tricks to keep infestations out of houses during the holiday season. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November

RoboRoach Project Not Getting Rave Reviews From PETA
2013-11-01 14:33:01

Earlier this year a new Kickstarter campaign launched that allowed people to fund a project to control cockroaches using an iPhone, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is finally speaking out against the project, some five months later.

Mapping Out The Unknown With Cyborg Bug Swarms
2013-10-16 15:10:20

Researchers at North Carolina State University are looking to bugs, namely cockroaches, to help them with a mapping problem. The researchers are looking to map tricky spaces, such as collapsed buildings, by letting a swarm of cyber cockroaches, dubbed biobots, explore such areas.

Remote Control For Dogs
2013-09-03 13:21:59

Scientists writing say they have created a way for humans to control a dog using a remote control.

2013-06-27 23:48:11

Offering one of the most comprehensive examinations of Canadian and American bugs and pests on the market, entomologist Dr.

Scientists Use Video Game Tech To Control Cockroaches
2013-06-25 18:42:09

Cockroach cyborgs are apparently becoming more and more popular, with researchers now turning to video games to help steer the insects via autopilot.

Cockroaches Go High Tech With New RoboRoach
2013-06-12 04:26:40

The RoboRoach is the world's first commercially available "Insect Cyborg" that involves neuroscience and engineering. Researchers from "Backyard Brains" created a device that allows you to install a pack to the antenna of a cockroach and control the insect using an app available on the iPhone.

Sugar Is Not Always Sweet To Some German Cockroaches
2013-05-24 05:26:13

Glucose is a simple form of sugar that is a common ingredient in roach-bait poison. Unfortunately, sugar isn’t always sweet to German cockroaches, especially those that avoid the roach baits.

Top 10 New Species Announced By Scientists
2013-05-23 14:09:02

The top 10 new species list was announced May 23 by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University

New Algorithms Give Household Robots A Helping Hand
2013-02-25 18:42:20

With a few adjustments through algorithms, MIT researchers found a way to give household robots an extra hand.


Latest Cockroach Reference Libraries

Darwin Termite, Mastotermes darwiniensis
2013-08-13 11:55:09

The Darwin termite (Mastotermes darwiniensis), also known as the giant northern termite, is a species of termite that can only be found in northern areas of Australia. This species is the only member of its genus and the only living member of the family Mastotermitidae. It does not typically occur in large groups, but if food, water, and space are adequate, populations can number in the millions. This typically occurs in areas where natural conditions have been altered including near piles of...

Scutigera coleoptrata
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: House Centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata. Credit: Bruce Marlin/Wikipedia  (CC BY 3.0) Scutigera coleoptrata is one of many species of house centipedes. This species is native to the Mediterranean, but it is capable of moving to other region of the world including most of Europe, South America, North America, and Asia. It is thought to have first ventured from its native range into Mexico and Guatemala, and its range has now stretched into Argentina in the south and Canada in...

Moniliformis moniliformis
2014-01-05 00:00:00

Moniliformis moniliformis is a species of acanthocephalan parasite that can infect humans, though it rarely does. Human infections have been reported in the United States, Iran, Iraq, and Nigeria. It has been found in rats all over the world, and usually is found in cats, dogs and, in Poland, red foxes. Intermediate hosts are usually beetles and cockroaches. This parasite, like other acanthocephalans, does not have a digestive tract. It absorbs nutrients through the tegument (external...

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2005-08-25 11:23:00

Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea. The names of the order are derived from Greek blatta, meaning "cockroach". There are roughly 3,500 species in 6 families. Cockroaches exist worldwide, with the exception of the polar regions and in elevations above 6,500 ft (2,000 m). Among the most well-known species are the American cockroach (Periplaneta Americana) which is about 3 cm long, and the German cockroach (Blattella germanica) about 1.5 cm long. Tropical cockroaches are often...

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2005-08-25 11:19:50

The Madagascar hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) is a large cockroach which is originally from the island of Madagascar off the African coast. They are large and wingless and grow up to 2.5" in length and are brown to black in color. The insect makes a hissing sound for communication. They can live up to two years. It is a very popular pet because of its hissing sound and large size, and interesting appearance. It has become a popular insect in Hollywood movies, featured...

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