Cockroaches make sound when they are active, but most of the time they do not make a loud noise. However, some species of cockroaches can make a clicking sound. This noise is only made by the males and is often used during mating rituals, or when they are trying to establish dominance over other males. The clicking noise is a familiar one to people who have heard the clicking sound of beetles. Unlike beetles, most household roaches are not able to produce the clicking sound. Even some wild cockroaches have difficulties in producing the noise.
Cockroaches make different kinds of sounds, depending on their needs. A male cockroach will emit a Stridulation sound during mating. This sound is produced by various parts of the male cockroach rubbing together. This sound is often too quiet to be heard by humans. In addition, a chirping sound is produced by the spiracles on a cockroach’s exoskeleton. These spiracles open and close rhythmically, resulting in a soft, chirping noise.
Cockroaches do not make sounds when walking, but when they scurry, their movements can be audible. They can cover up to 50 body lengths in a second, which means they can cover a large area quickly. Cockroaches also make a soft noise when scurrying around. This noise is also audible to cats and dogs, which means it’s likely you can hear a roach scurrying around a noisy surface.