Clever Cockroaches Hide Under Pillar To Escape Rain

StoryfulPublished: October 17, 2017Updated: October 18, 201774 views
Published: October 17, 2017Updated: October 18, 2017

These cockroaches had the right idea by hiding snugly beneath a pillar to escape from heavy downpours, as well as the humidity, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

They are common and hardy insects, and can tolerate a wide range of environments from Arctic cold to tropical heat. Some species have an elaborate social structure involving common shelter and social dependence.

Cockroaches have appeared in human culture since classical antiquity. They are popularly depicted as dirty pests, though the great majority of species are inoffensive and live in a wide range of habitats around the world.

The reasons that bugs come out of the ground after a rain are very straightforward. When it rains, the holes and cracks in the ground in which they live fill up with rainwater. This does not kill the bugs instead it forces them to climb up out of the ground and to spend some time on the surface areas. They have come up out of the ground to save themselves, and they won’t go back underground until the rain stops and the water dries.

Additionally, the bugs that don’t live underground may try to get into your house as a means of getting away from the rain. Many bugs don’t like getting wet any more than humans do. So in the same way that we run inside whenever the rain starts to fall, bugs also will start looking for shelter.

These clever cockroaches found excellent place to take shelter. Watch how they stand still and wait for the rain to stop!

Credit: Adhityo S Harsoyo via Storyful

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