Elements like temperature affect cockroach growth and development. In ideal conditions, an egg can hatch in about 50 days. Baby cockroaches emerge and undergo a series of molts until they become adults.
How Big Are Baby Cockroaches?
Females lay eggs in pouches called ootheca. While the contents vary by species, they typically carry 10 to 20 eggs. A German cockroach egg sac can contain up to 50 offspring, which helps that species reproduce and spread rapidly. These egg cases are around a quarter inch long.
Baby roaches look like small, wingless adults. They have white bodies when they hatch. Each time a cockroach outgrows and sheds its skin, it becomes a bit larger. The number of molts ranges from 4 to 14 depending on species and other outside factors, so size differences can be drastic.
Do Baby Cockroaches Fly?
These pests run quickly and often use their speed to avoid danger. Though some adult cockroaches can fly short distances, baby cockroaches don’t fly. They must fully mature first, allowing their wings to develop.
Baby cockroaches can be the first sign of an infestation. Adult insects avoid the light, making them difficult for homeowners to find. To safely and efficiently remove these pests from your home kitchen, bathroom, etc., contact the experts at Western Pest Services.