Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattaria or Blattodea. The best known cockroach species are the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, the Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai and the Oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis. The name "cockroach" comes from the Spanish word for cockroach, cucaracha, transformed by English folk etymology into "cock" and "roach". The scientific name for cockroaches derives from the latinized Greek name for the insect blátta; Ionic and Attic Greek: blátte. Recent genetic evidence strongly suggests that termites (note, ants are NOT termites) evolved directly from true cockroaches. Cockroaches live in a wide range of environments around the world. Cockroach species adapt readily to a variety of environments, but prefer warm conditions found within buildings. Many tropical cockroach species prefer even warmer environments and do not fare well in the average household. Cockroaches have the ability to very quickly become resistant to most artificial poisons in the organophosphate stable, but cockroaches are not able to become immune against for instance boric acid or diatomaceous earth as these inter alia physically destroy them. Bacteria and pathogenes are known to be spread by cockroaches and about 60% of all childhood asthma is caused by cockroach droppings and carcasses. Cockroaches leave chemical trails in their faeces, as well as emitting airborne pheromones for swarming and mating. These chemical trails of cockroaches transmit bacteria onto surfaces, so much for hygiene! Other cockroaches will follow these trails to discover sources of food and water, and also discover where other cockroaches are hiding. Thus, cockroaches can exhibit emergent behaviour. Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal and will run away when exposed to light. A peculiar exception is the Asian cockroach. Cockroaches are most common in tropical and subtropical climates. Some species are in close association with human dwellings and cockroaches are widely found around garbage or in the kitchen. Cockroaches are generally omnivorous and roaches are known to feed on anything including toothpaste, paper and even the carcasses of other cockroaches - cannibalistic behaviour amongst cockroaches has also been observed. Cases where cockroaches have nibbled at extremeties of babies and dried food around their mouths as well as the nails and earlobes of sailors are on record.
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