Cockroaches don’t lay one egg but multiple ones in their nest. These eggs are enclosed in an ootheca, a casing made of a protein substance produced by the female cockroach. This hard outer shell protects the eggs from predators and other elements.
The ootheca of a brown-banded cockroach is a reddish brown capsule, measuring around five millimeters in length. The female cockroach lays an average of sixteen eggs per lifetime. The nymphs develop into adults within three to six months.
The number of cockroaches in an egg varies by species. While some cockroaches will carry their eggs around until they hatch, most species of cockroaches deposit their eggs in places that are safe for them. This is why it is important to check every corner of your home to ensure you don’t have any cockroaches in your home.
Cockroach eggs can be found in attics, kitchens, basements, and bathrooms. They leave egg cases in areas near food and water, where they can find food. Their eggs are very small and look like small nymphs. They feed on anything edible, but meat and sugar are preferred. Depending on the environment, cockroaches can survive for months without food.
The American cockroach produces fourteen to 16 nymphs per egg case. The Oriental cockroach, on the other hand, produces about 12-16 nymphs per egg case. The size of the egg cases varies from species to species, and the eggs may look as though they’re cracked or crumpled. If you have a heavy infestation, you may find a lot of egg cases. Additionally, you may find a lot of shed skins and dead bodies.