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Good grooming makes good pest control

Thanks to Wizzie Brown for alerting me to the recent, very cool video on cockroaches by NPR’s Science Friday.  Like cats that lick their feet and fur, cockroaches continually groom their feet and  antennae.  I’ve watched cockroaches groom themselves, but never in magnified HD with a lucid narration by North Carolina State University entomologist Coby Schal.  Dr. Schal reports on recent research by his laboratory to answer the question about why cockroaches groom, and he’s well worth listening to. One thing the video does not mention is that… Read More →