Do Roaches Eat Bed Bugs?

are both opportunistic insects that infest human homes

Roaches and bed bugs

different needs and habits, roaches and bed bugs can easily infest the same home.

Though they have

that infest furnishings, especially bedding, and feed on human blood.

Bed bugs are tiny insects

are larger insects that infest various areas of homes.


feed on human blood, but do eat just about everything else.

Cockroaches don't

for bed bugs, because cockroaches will eat their eggs when they find them.

That's not good news

bed bug babies (called nymphs) when they find them.

They'll eat

adults when they encounter them, too.

And they'll eat

help to get rid of a bed bug infestation? No. Not very well, anyway.

Can cockroaches

have lots of other things besides bed bugs to eat, so don't actively seek them out. 

Cockroaches usually

typically spend much time in bedrooms, where bed bugs like to live.

Cockroaches don't

breed faster than all but the worst cockroach infestations could deal with.

And bed bugs

both bed bugs and cockroaches, you might want to call in an exterminator to deal with them.

So if you have

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