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Checkbook found companies that charge $150 or less for a single treatment for cockroaches, while others charge $250 or more.
Compared with other insects, the genome of the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) is the second largest sequenced to date after the locust.
Worse still is when tiny, humanoid fairies buzz around like obnoxious, food-stealing cockroaches.
Like the locust, much of the cockroach genome, some 60%, is made of repetitive elements—sequences of DNA that occur over and over.
Unfortunately for the envenomated cockroach, that's simply too long.
One of them, teeming with cockroaches, leaves me squirming but our daughter squealing with gross-out glee.
The home was infested with cockroaches, mice, rats and bedbugs, and had a strong odor of feces, according to the release, which did not provide the location of the residence.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's office says a Speedway nursing home was so infested that when a resident died in September, police and medics found cockroaches crawling from her body.
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Origin and Etymology of cockroach
First Known Use: 1623See Words from the same year
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Definition of cockroach for English Language Learners
: a black or brown insect that is sometimes found in people's homes
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