Does my cat scare away roaches?
May 20, 2012 12:23 AM Subscribe
Are roaches afraid of my cat?
posted by kinsey to Pets & Animals (12 answers total)
I recently moved into an old row house in DC. I've seen a few roaches, though it doesn't seem to be anything serious. My cat has also seen them, and seems to enjoy stalking, and eating, them. I know this because she's vomited one up for me as a present.
So, does the presence of an alert cat wandering around keep roaches from roaming freely? I'm assuming they can all smell each other somehow.
Also, I know there are concerns about cats eating roaches because they're big walking hunks of poison and crap, but do cats *really* get sick and die from eating roaches? Should I prevent her from doing so? She's kind of bad ass and I think she enjoys the challenge.