What Do Cockroaches Feed On?
The worst thing about these pests is that they are omnivore. So this means that they will feed on just about anything they can find. Whatever a human eats, the cockroach will consume as well. Their favourite meals consist of sweets, starches and animal protein, but they also enjoy greasy foods and stuff that is mouldy or fermented. And some species even like alcoholic beverages, such as beer.
So if you are consuming the “standard Australian diet” consisting of a lot of meats, fried greasy foods, sweets and alcohol, you have great chances of attracting cockroaches to your home.
“Oh, but I don’t eat junk food. My diet consists only of healthy foods”. Eating healthy is great for your body, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have cockroaches in your home. When they don’t find their favourite sources of food, they turn to eating books, paper, wallpaper paste, the glue from stamps and more.
And when it comes to protein, they will get it from dead insects, animal leather and even human hair and finger nails. And in the worst case scenario if nothing else is available, they will eat each other. Scary creatures indeed. While they are able to chew dead skin and hair, their jaws are not strong enough to bite human skink. That would have been even worse!