A cockroach’s body is composed of six long legs. When it dies, the cockroach loses its control over its legs and rolls onto its back. This makes it easier for other cockroaches to locate the cockroach. The remaining cockroaches can be attracted by the cockroach’s odor.
Often, cockroaches play dead when cornered by humans or pets. They may lie motionless on their backs to evade predators, then scurry away. When they’re safe, they’ll re-escape. So, before you attempt to drown a cockroach, think again. A more humane approach would be to step on the cockroach instead.
While most cockroach species live outdoors, they can invade your home, providing warmth and food. You can kill them by using a bait made of sugar or baking soda. Alternatively, you can also use natural ingredients such as peanut butter bait and boric acid. You can also use a natural cockroach bait such as baking soda mixed with sugar.
Another way to kill a cockroach is to throw away its food. Cockroaches are attracted to a variety of food sources, including food, crumbs, and cardboard boxes. They are also attracted to sweet and starchy food, including vegetables and pet food. Another common food source for cockroaches is coffee. However, this drink has some negative side effects, such as making cockroaches sick.