Can Squishing a Cockroach Release Its Eggs?

Can Squishing a Cockroach Release Its Eggs?

Squishing a Cockroach Releases Eggs: Myth

When it comes to getting rid of a pesky cockroach, one common weapon of choice is the shoe. But can this simple act of elimination subsequently generate the release and spread their eggs throughout your home causing a wider infestation? The simple answer is no.

Most common cockroach species bundle their eggs in a hard case called an ootheca. They will attach it to various surfaces throughout a home until it’s time for the eggs to hatch. So when you squash a bug, their eggs are likely elsewhere. To effectively combat the immediate threat of cockroaches, contact an Orkin pest professional for a complete inspection and assessment.

Sources:
“7 More Bug Myths Squashed: Giant Killer Insects, Flesh-Eating Beetles” National Geographic