Business to donate roaches to Detroit schools for study
Detroit — Classes at two Detroit schools will receive Madagascar hissing cockroaches for students to study.
Troy-based Rose Pest Solutions says the cockroach giveaway to Thirkell Elementary/Middle School and Edison Elementary includes live insects, glass bug habitats and care instructions.
The large, oval-shaped cockroaches are native to the island of Madagascar in Africa. They live on the forest floor and can grow up to three inches long. They hiss while fighting each other and during mating rituals.
They will be delivered Feb. 26 to Thirkell and Feb. 27 to Edison.
Rose Pest Solutions says the program is designed to interest children about entomology. The company has offices in the three states.