What Are White Albino Roaches?
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The white roaches are the nastiest species if the Blattidae family. They are also known as the albino roaches or molting cockroach. These species are the regular roaches in which white colors are the result of molting. When cockroaches burst out from their egg sacks, the wriggle runs for food and water everywhere.
They are white by born. By the time the critters growing, there are some stages of molting in their life. Their disgusting body turns into white to black-brown. And when they molt, they are starting to leave their black-brown shells. As a result, they grow a new exoskeleton and turns back into their creamy shells. These chemical reaction takes a few hours to change the shells. The white ones are too rare to be seen.

They are hiding most of the time of their shell molting. They usually hide in dark and damp places. The molting process of the roach doesn’t affect their shells, it also loses the pigmentation of their body.

What Is a White Roach?

They are the regular cockroach species that did not develop their skin/shell molting ages. After burst out of the egg, they go through some developing stage of molting. These stages develop their shell, body chemical, body pigmentation etc. some of them cannot build their outer shell in molting stages. As a result of their dark brown shells reforms into white/creamy color. Some may call it albino, but the reformation of the shell is not the cause of Albinism.

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What Does Albino Mean?

In general sense, it is a person or animal having a congenital absence of Melanin pigment which gives hair and eyes color .it’s a sporadic disease found in ever five people of 100,000. The disorder calls Albinism. Affected person hair, skin remain white throughout life. It also causes eyes problem. The lead singer of a 1970’s rock group called Edgar Winters Group also affected in Albinism.

Are White Cockroach Poisonous?

If you saw a white cockroach in your house, you will be astonished as they are sporadic. Then you might think that they are poisonous. Well, they do not have any unique toxic characteristics. Trey is like other roaches and you can think vicious as a way like every cockroach is poisonous. They all carry germs which can cause a disease to the children and pets.

I will suggest you clean your house and seal all the entrance so that they can’t enter the house. It will reduce their amount in your home.

Do White Roaches Bite?

Most of them are omnivores. They usually eat dead plants and rotten meats. But there are several records that they eat human flesh dead or alive. More likely they bite human fingernails, eyelashes, skins, hairs. They usually do not dare to bite a live human. In the case of a large amount of infestation, it may cause them food shortages and lack of feeding or if they cannot find other food sources or places to hide. 

In that case, roaches are forces to consume another thing instead of food. That case the cockroaches are forward to living bodies. These are recorded that this only happens in vessels or big boats or ships. The bites may cause irritation, lesion and some other health problems. Sometimes minor wounds would happen.

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