Dreaming About Cockroaches and What it Means

Cockroaches are not the best insects to come across. They are ugly and they carry diseases and to dream about them can be very scary. However, a dream about them can be positive in certain cases.

The cockroach is surprisingly spiritual. It is connected to rebirth and to dream about one can mean that you are going to make a new start in life. Not only that, it can indicate that you are going to live for a long time. 

If you dream about a cockroach try to not be afraid. After all, it is only a dream or perhaps even a nightmare. Cockroaches are a symbol of resilience because it is very difficult to kill them. The dream is therefore telling you that you are going to make it through difficult times. Perhaps you are out of work or lonely because you don’t have a partner. The dream is telling you to hang in there as things are going to change for the better.

Roaches in dreams are also associated with clearing and cleaning. Maybe it’s time to get rid of all the unwanted belongings you have. If you don’t want to throw them into the garbage, give them to a charity shop.

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The Dream Psychology of Cockroaches

Cockroaches hide in dark and dismal places. Sometimes you don’t even know that they have taken over your home. Here we will take a look at what dreaming about them means.

  • Resilience. Cockroaches in dreams indicate that you can cope with whatever life throws at you. You are able to recover from traumatic events and can reconnect with other people. Perhaps you haven’t felt like seeing anybody, but the dream is telling you that you can. The cockroach is so resilient that it can live through a thermonuclear war so to dream about one means that you too can live through the hard times. In a world without humans, the cockroach might live on, but in real life, the chances are good that you will overcome difficulties.

Spiritually, a dream about a cockroach means that you can withstand anything. If you dream about more than one cockroach it is a sign that whatever life throws at you, you mustn’t give up. Keep searching for your dream.  

On the other hand, if you dream about a cockroach, an insect that most people would like to kill, it can mean that there is something in your life that you would like to get rid of. Perhaps a relationship you are in has become toxic.

  • Hidden Thoughts. Did you know that cockroaches are clever? They can hide in the smallest of cracks and they love the dark so it is difficult to come across them. You could have an infestation and not even know it. When you switch on a light, they will scuttle away and you might not even see them. This is especially true as they can detect the slightest movement which will make them run for cover. 

Because of their ability to hide, a dream about cockroaches might indicate that you are due a new start, but you aren’t going to realize it. Perhaps you will get a new job, but won’t know that it’s going to lead to a better life for you.

  • Cleaning Your Thoughts. Most people consider cockroaches to be dirty and the carrier of diseases. However, in a dream, they symbolize renewal and the self-cleansing of your emotional and spiritual sides. Perhaps it’s time that you emptied your house of things you don’t need or use anymore. Maybe you need to connect with your god again. 

To dream of a cockroach when you are planning an important event like a wedding or moving house, means that you will soon be celebrating this event and everything will go to plan. 

  • Rebirth. Cockroaches are oval in shape with long antennae. They are connected to rebirth because the Latin translation of oval is an egg. Female cockroaches are capable of producing eggs without a mate. They mate once and then store the sperm for the future. If you are female and dream about a roach, it means that you are going to be independent. If you are a man, however, you are going to rely on a strong woman. Cockroaches represent change and to dream of a female cockroach suggests that you are going to be reborn by having a major change in your life. Perhaps you are going to meet a new romantic partner. Maybe you are emigrating. Perhaps you are changing jobs.

The General Meaning of Dreaming About a Cockroach

Cockroaches have been around for millions of years. They are very determined creatures and are hard to kill. You can dream of them when you are locked in a battle with friends or loved ones. You are determined to come out on top. 

It is a good sign if you dream about one large roach or a few smaller ones. This means that even if you have taken on too much, you are going to succeed. However, seeing a lot of roaches is negative. It means that you are letting people down. If you have promised to do things for other people, the dream is telling you to stick to your commitments.

If you are finding it hard because you have taken on too much, don’t worry. Do your best and this time will pass. You will become a stronger person if you manage to battle the odds. A roach will often appear in a dream because you are going through a tough time, but your perseverance will lead to success.

You will possibly feel sick or afraid if you dream about a cockroach. Try to get over this and remember that a cockroach stands for longevity and determination. You too could have a long life ahead of you. Seeing a cockroach scuttling along the floor during a dream means that all the hard work you have done is going to pay off. You have tenacity as does the cockroach.

Cockroaches can make you sick and if you dream that you have become ill because of a cockroach, it means that you probably have a health issue that is related to personal care. Are you showering every day?  Do you get rid of the trash regularly?  The dream could be telling you to look after yourself better. 

If you dream about a cockroach in your bed, which is not a pleasant thought, it can mean that you are going to be challenged. Be prepared to stand up for yourself and your beliefs. 

To see a dead roach in your dream or to kill one, can suggest that you are depressed. Perhaps you aren’t motivated to progress further at work. Maybe you’re single and don’t want to be. Perhaps you just don’t know what to do next with your life. You need to open your mind and take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you. 

Remember that you are just dreaming about cockroaches. They can’t hurt you as they can in real life. To be afraid of cockroaches in the dream world could mean that you are holding yourself back because you are afraid of taking risks. 

The Spiritual Meaning of Cockroaches in Dreams

Yes, cockroaches are spiritual. In Chinese numerology, they are connected to the number three. This number is associated with manifestations in life and to the Trinity. In the Christian religion, the Trinity is God the Father, God the Son, and God, the Holy Spirit. The number three means that a spirit is protecting you. To dream about a cockroach can mean that we know what we want and are able to manifest these wishes. 

The number three (see also What Does The Number Three Mean In A Dream?) is also associated with being free-spirited. The cockroach is free, scuttling about in the dark and feasting on anything it can find. Perhaps you too want to be free and not tied down in any way. Maybe you want to travel the world. 

In Ancient Greece, Pythagoras said that the number three was a \three lined triangle. If you dream of a cockroach, you might be involved in a love triangle. The news isn’t good as you are probably going to go through a relationship breakdown. Perhaps you are going to make a career move involving three people. Whatever, it is going to be a difficult decision. 

Cockroaches are also associated with what our unconscious minds are telling us. Perhaps we are putting on a show and not living our lives the way we really want to. 

Recurring Dreams About Cockroaches

To keep dreaming about roaches is not nice but it can be connected to our inner consciousness. It can mean that change is needed but you haven’t been able to face up to doing this. Alternatively, it can mean that you are going to be presented with a challenge. Perhaps you are going to be presented with a new job opportunity or maybe you are going to run a marathon for the first time. 

To dream about cockroaches again and again also symbolizes healing. Maybe you need to cleanse your spirit or perhaps it’s your body that needs renewal. Perhaps you have been eating too much junk food. You need to think about who you are and if you like this person. If you don’t, try and discover what you really want out of life.

Dreams of Cockroaches in 1930s Dream Dictionaries

Older dream books can give totally different interpretations to what we read today. In the 1930s, it was believed that if you dreamed about a cockroach, you were going to meet somebody important like a politician or a film star. It is highly likely that this person is wealthy and may be able to help you with your goals in life.

1930s dream books state that if you try and kill a cockroach, you might be able to benefit from others. However, it is up to you whether you do it selflessly or take from others what really isn’t yours. Alternatively, this dream means that you are going to come into money. You might win the lottery or you might just get a pay rise.   

If you dream that you see lots of cockroaches in your house, it suggests that you are going to have enough money to buy a new home.

Dreaming About a Black Cockroach

Black cockroaches are also known as oriental cockroaches. They are large, growing to one and a half inches, and can’t fly like most other roaches. To dream of one can have a variety of meanings. Perhaps you are keeping secrets from your loved ones or friends or maybe they are keeping secrets from you.

Has someone been acting suspiciously lately? A black cockroach can also indicate that you are worried about something or that somebody is acting shiftily. You want to know what is going on. You could even feel as if you are facing a roadblock in your life. You can’t seem to move on and you need to know why.

A dream about the oriental cockroach can indicate that you are thinking too much about what is happening in your life, but not about what is standing in your way. It could be a fellow employee who is going behind your back bad mouthing you so that you don’t get a promotion. 

In real life, the black cockroach can cause sickness, diarrhea, and fever. If you dream about one, perhaps you have an illness in your waking life or maybe you can’t connect with your spiritual self. 

Because they are so big, killing them in a dream can suggest that dark times are over. Perhaps you have been feeling depressed. Maybe someone has died. Perhaps you are getting divorced. The dream indicates that you will soon be able to put the past behind you.

To be attacked by a black cockroach in your dream is positive. It means that you are going to take on a new project which will be successful. Whatever has stood in your way will soon disappear. 

Dreaming About Cockroaches in the House

If you have a dream in which your whole house is infested with cockroaches, it means that you aren’t happy at home. It could be with the people you are living with or it could just be that you aren’t happy with where it is or that it is full of clutter that you don’t need. Perhaps you don’t use many of the items in your house, but you are holding on to them for sentimental reasons.

Do you have drawerfuls of old birthday and Christmas cards that you can’t bear to throw away? The dream is telling you that now is the time. You probably don’t even look at them from one year to the next. It would be a good idea to work through the rooms in your house one at a time and get rid of things you don’t need. You don’t need to hurry. Take it at your own pace. Perhaps keeping a day free each month to declutter a room would make the job easier. By doing this in the waking world may make you come alive spiritually.

Dreaming About Killing a Cockroach

Spiritually, killing a cockroach can have different meanings. It could be negative such as it represents war and defeat. However, it can also mean joy and long life for you. You will need to study the rest of the dream to discover which meaning is correct for you.

Cockroaches are notoriously difficult to kill. Even if you chop their heads off they will scuttle about quite happily for a week. They can even live without food for a month as long as they have some moisture. They don’t care what they eat. If a cockroach is killed, other cockroaches will eat it. They don’t have an ounce of compassion for anything or anybody. 

If you dream that a cockroach is killed, it can mean that you need to clean up your life. This doesn’t necessarily mean your home, but it could be the way you interact with other people. Perhaps you are condescending or dismissive of other people. 

To dream that you crush a cockroach with your shoe or kill it with a slipper is positive. It means that your life is going to become more positive. You may find it hard to believe that things are going to get better, but they will. 

Dreaming of a Swarm of Cockroaches

This is a particularly horrible dream to have. Hundreds of cockroaches are swarming around your feet and you can’t get away from them. Perhaps some are even crawling up your body. The meaning of the dream is that you are scared of losing what you have, be it marriage or your job. It could be a sign that you are worried about your material possessions. You have worked hard for them and don’t want to lose them. Perhaps you are scared that you are going to lose your job and consequently your home. The swarm of cockroaches represents your negative feelings. You will need to sit down after the dream and work out how you can hold on to the things you love. It may not be as hard as you envision.

Ancient dream dictionaries have a different interpretation of dreaming about a swarm of cockroaches. They say that this dream means that you are frugal. Your life will probably be secure because you are not reckless with money.

Dreaming About a Red Cockroach

This is a positive dream to have. You are going to receive money or a gift from someone. This could be someone you know or a stranger. Perhaps you are going to win the lottery. Maybe you might just win at bingo. Perhaps a long-lost relative leaves you something in his will. Whichever it is, you are going to be happy about this, whether the gift is large or small. The more red cockroaches you see in the dream, the larger the gift or money will be.

Dreaming About Cockroaches Attacking You

To dream about cockroaches attacking you is a negative dream to have. You are going to face injustice. Perhaps you have been arrested (see arrested dream meaning) for a crime that you didn’t commit, but all the odds are stacked against you. You are going to feel as if you are hitting your head on a brick wall. Maybe you are going to be made redundant from work. Try and look at the bright side. Perhaps this is the chance you’ve been waiting for. Maybe now you can go after the job you really want.

However, the dream can also suggest transformation. Maybe you have been treating other people badly, but you now want to mend your ways.    

The Spiritual Meaning of Dreaming About a Cockroach on its Back

If you have a dream about a cockroach lying on its back, it’s good news. It is usually adept at turning back over and in the same way you can turn your life around. You may be at rock bottom, but with a little hard work, you will be at the top of your game again. 

If the cockroach has died on its back, it can mean that you are going to have a long journey in life. It could be literal like traveling to the other side of the world, or it could be that you are going to have a long way to reach your goals and dreams.

Dreaming About Cockroaches Scattering in Many Directions

In ancient dream dictionaries, this dream means that you need to end the negativity in your life. Get rid of bad habits and people who don’t allow you to be the person you want to be. Perhaps somebody is leading you astray and you could even be led to a life of crime if you don’t stand up for yourself. 

Nowadays, this dream means that you are caught up in your own feelings. Perhaps you aren’t giving consideration to what other people feel. You want to do things your way. The dream is telling you to reorganize your life.

Dreaming of an Infestation of Cockroaches

The meaning of this dream is simple. Clean up your life. This could mean that you need to clean up your home, but more likely it means that you need to be nicer to other people.

Cockroaches are crafty. They like the dark and can flatten themselves to get into small cracks. You will usually see them when you find a dead cockroach. In a dream, however, you are likely to see hundreds of them scuttling about. This tells you that if you don’t clean up your life, problems will multiply in the same way cockroaches do. 

The dream suggests financial problems, divorce, or relocating. If you want to avoid any of these issues, take a break and consider the problems you could have. There is always time to stop any of these problems from occurring.

Dreaming of a White Cockroach

To dream of a white cockroach spiritually means that nothing is ever just black or white. The dream is also telling you to be more motivated. Perhaps you’re not progressing at work because you never offer to take on projects.

If you dream that a white cockroach is attacking you, it can mean that somebody is going to betray your trust. It could be anyone you know from a business colleague right up to a loved one. You will find it difficult to forgive them because you had told them things in confidence.

Dreaming About a Dead Cockroach

If you dream about a dead cockroach, things are going to be difficult for you. You have wanted something for a long time such as for example promotion or maybe you want a relationship to go to the next level. Unfortunately, this isn’t going to happen with ease. You will really have to work hard to achieve your goals. Things may seem impossible, but there is no reason for you not trying and in the meantime enjoying your life as it is. 

A dead cockroach can have a deeper meaning. It suggests that all your hope, faith, and self-worth have disappeared. Perhaps your partner has deceived you and you are finding it hard to forgive. Maybe you have invested money in a scheme that has failed. You need to cleanse your mind of negative thoughts and try to start your life over. You need to tell yourself not to worry about the past. The future can be much better. 

If you feel that you have been bogged down with problems, dreaming about a dead cockroach tells you that things are going to become clearer in the near future.

Dreaming About a Large Cockroach Attacking You

The largest cockroach in the world is the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. They grow to 2 – 3 inches in length and are native to the island of Madagascar. If you dream that a large cockroach attacks you, it is a sign that you have been doing too much lately. You are becoming both mentally and physically exhausted and you need to focus on relaxing. 

It is entirely possible to have a dream where the cockroach is the same size as you. Of course, this is just fantasy but it can be a horrifying dream. Basically, it is a warning. You need to go that extra mile to finish projects even though you like to cut corners. Cutting corners usually isn’t a good idea as things tend to fall apart more easily. This is especially applicable to DIY projects. The quicker you do things, the more likely it is that you will fail. For example, don’t use nails when you can choose sturdier screws.  

If you dream of a cockroach that is even bigger than you, it can mean that you need to focus on cleanliness. Is your home as clean as it could be? 

Dreaming of Being Made to Eat Cockroaches

This is a particularly repulsive dream to have and it can make you wake up feeling sick. If you dream that you are forced to eat cockroaches or they crawl all over your food, you need to take a look at your diet. Cockroaches are scavengers and will eat almost anything, even another cockroach. In particular, they like starchy food, meat, and sweet things. Have you been eating too much lately? If so, the dream is telling you that you need to go on a diet. 

An alternative meaning of this dream is that you need to declutter your home. You have been holding on to possessions you don’t need anymore. If things you don’t need are still in good condition, why not donate them to a charity shop?

Dreaming About Cockroaches Laying Their Eggs

A female cockroach produces egg cases called ootheca and each of them has a dozen eggs. Because they lay so many eggs, it’s not surprising that you can get an infestation of cockroaches in your home in no time at all. 

If you have a dream where you are looking at cockroach eggs, it can mean that your life recently has been in the dark. Nothing has gone right or you aren’t receiving the opportunities you feel you deserve. However, you are going to have a new start and things will start going right again. You will see the light again unlike the cockroach who hates daylight. 

Any dream in which cockroaches lay eggs is a sign of rebirth. You are going to become a new and different person. 

Dreaming About Seeing a Cockroach Inside Your Body

This is another particularly revolting dream. To see a cockroach wriggling inside your body can mean that you are having pessimistic thoughts. You are filled with self-doubt and you are uncertain about where you are going in life. However, this is a wake-up call. Don’t wallow in despair, but open up your heart to hope. Things can’t be bad forever and if you put on a confident and optimistic air, it will be more likely that you will get out of this depression. 

If you dream that cockroaches are laying their eggs underneath your skin the news isn’t good. You are going to disagree with someone about financial or domestic issues. Perhaps your partner thinks you are living way beyond the household budget. Maybe you keep asking for a raise at work, but one is not forthcoming. You are going to strain your relationship with whoever you are having the dispute with and it may be beyond saving. 

Alternatively, to see a cockroach inside your body can mean that somebody is going to challenge you. Perhaps someone is after your job and they will stop at nothing to destroy you. This is because a cockroach won’t have any qualms about eating another roach.

Dreaming About Turning Into a Cockroach

You have too many commitments if you dream that you turn into a cockroach. You could be a student coming up to your final exams. Perhaps your family is putting too many demands on you. Maybe you are working extra hours and your family isn’t happy about it. You need to take time out. Take a vacation or at least take your partner out for a nice meal. 

You could be having this dream because you don’t have enough people in your life. You are busy, but you are lonely as well. 

The dream is telling you not to work too hard. Take the time to socialize with friends and family. These people want to see you, so don’t lock them out.

Dreaming About Seeing Cockroaches When You are Having Sex

The two symbols in this dream are sex and cockroaches. You probably don’t connect the two as you don’t expect to see cockroaches when you are having sex. 

If you dream that you are having sex in a car and there are cockroaches in the vehicle, then something is going to happen in your life which you are not prepared to face. Perhaps your partner wants a divorce. Maybe you fear that you will be sacked from your job. The dream is telling you to face up to the problems and try and solve them before they get out of hand. 

Cockroaches represent bad habits and dangerous behavior so if you dream about them while having sex it means that you are leading an abusive lifestyle. Perhaps you have more than one romantic partner. Isn’t it time that it all came out in the open?

Something is definitely not right in your life if you have this dream. Your subconscious is telling you that you need to stay away from trouble.

Dreaming About Seeing Cockroaches on the Carpet, Wall, or Floor

If you have a dream in which you see cockroaches scuttling all over your carpet or floor, it means that you are afraid of losing your comforts. This could be anything from possessions to wealth. Perhaps you are afraid of losing your job and having to give up the home you love. Maybe you live in a dangerous area and are afraid of being robbed. Maybe you have your own business but are struggling to keep it afloat.

To dream of cockroaches climbing a wall indicates that someone is going to come to you with a proposition. Maybe this person would like to set up a business with you. Perhaps someone wants you to invest in their company. Be wary and look into the proposition before committing.

To see just one cockroach climbing a wall means that you are heading towards difficult times. If you see more than one it is a warning. You need to look after yourself. This could be from a health point of view, but it might also mean that unscrupulous people are going to take advantage of you. 

Dreaming About Cockroaches on Leftover Food 

It is quite disgusting to think about cockroaches feasting on your leftover meal, but remember that this is just a dream. However, it is not a positive dream to have. It suggests that you are currently being negative. You think that everything is going to go wrong and probably a lot will because of the negative vibes you are putting out. You also have a fear of the unknown so you are finding it hard to take risks that could better your life. It is time to go forward into the unknown and embrace new opportunities.

Dreaming of Cockroaches in Your Kitchen

The kitchen is often the place where we eat so to dream about cockroaches there is not pleasant. It can mean that you are worried about something but don’t feel able to talk to other people about it. You will need to as it’s sapping your energy.

Alternatively, to dream about cockroaches in your kitchen can mean that you have a domestic problem. Perhaps you can’t agree on financial issues with your partner. 

Because the cockroach always tries to eat a nutritional diet wherever possible, the dream can mean that you need to open up your kitchen cupboards as well as your fridge. Are you eating a healthy diet or are you just eating junk food? Maybe it’s time you started a new regime.

Dreaming of Seeing Cockroaches in Your Mouth

Did you know that cockroaches can carry over 30 different types of bacteria? These can cause all sorts of serious illnesses like polio and salmonella, neither of which you want to get. They are similar to other insects in that they vomit on food and this is how you can easily catch a nasty disease. 

To dream that there are cockroaches in your mouth can mean that you are having difficulties communicating with someone. Perhaps you are having problems discussing things with your spouse. Be prepared for conflict. However, you might also find problems due to circumstances beyond your control. Maybe someone has been talking about you behind your back and has given you a bad name. You will have to face this person, but it will be difficult to try and exonerate yourself. 

Dreaming About Seeing a Cockroach in Your Vagina or Penis 

This dream means that you have lost something in your life. It could be a loved one, a special piece of jewelry, a wish, or a hope. You probably won’t be able to get back what you lost.

To see a dead cockroach in a vagina could indicate that you have intimacy issues. Perhaps you are in love but are afraid of sex.  Sigmund Freud, the famous dream psychologist, believed that the vagina was connected to an obsessive personality. To dream about a vagina means that you should try to absorb everything you are presented with in life as long as you are comfortable with it.

If a man dreams that he sees a cockroach in or close to his penis, it means that he has trouble opening up to a woman on a sexual level. It will be hard for him to go out and meet people without being able to let his hair down. It’s unlikely that he will easily meet a new partner. However, on the other hand, it can mean that he is going to get married. You will have to look at the dream as a whole to decide which interpretation to take.

Dreaming About Cockroaches Coming Out of a Hole

Cockroaches aren’t that easy to see in real life. They live in small dark cracks and scuttle along the floor at night to find food. They like to live in kitchens, underneath floorboards, or in food packaging. Sometimes they can travel the world by being brought onto ships inadvertently. If you dream about a cockroach coming out of a hole it can mean that something is hidden away. Perhaps you are keeping a secret from your loved ones. Maybe one of them is hiding something from you. The dark hole indicates that your life is chaotic and perhaps even messy. Perhaps you have a big family and everything is just a mess. Maybe you are having an affair and shirking all responsibilities to your family. 

Alternatively, this dream can indicate that you are thinking about both the past and the future. Have you made mistakes in the past? If so, perhaps you can rectify them in the future. Maybe your family seems to continually be arguing which is destroying the solid foundation that you have laid down. 

Another meaning of the dream is that you shouldn’t wait for others to act. If they have caused problems, it should be you who solves them. 

Dreaming About Cockroaches Pooping

This is actually not a bad dream to have. Poop is a symbol of cleaning up your life and if you dream about cockroaches pooping suggests that you are going to prosper and become rich. It can also mean that you are going to meet somebody powerful who will help you. Perhaps a long-lost relative who is wealthy will suddenly turn up. Whatever happens, you are going to be financially secure. However, on the negative side, this person might want something in return.

Dreaming About People Turning Into Cockroaches

Dreaming that somebody turns into a cockroach can be good or bad, depending on the rest of the dream. On the positive side, the cockroach represents longevity. You may have had challenges in the past, but now you are going to be stronger and more resilient. This can represent your whole family. You will bond with them again even if you’ve been at odds for a while. On the negative side, if you see a family member turn into a cockroach, there are negative energies surrounding that person. Maybe they will spread rumors about you or try to con you. 

Another meaning of this dream is that you will be able to overcome problems if you think of new things to do.

Dreaming About Eating a Cockroach

I would imagine that a cockroach would be way down the list of foods you want to eat. If you dream that you are eating a cockroach, you are going to act recklessly and make wrong decisions. This is a warning to think twice before you do anything. You are facing problems because of your reckless behavior and it is time to do something about it. 

Alternatively, the dream means that you need to think about what you want from life. Don’t just sit back and wait for things to happen. Be proactive.

Dreaming About Seeing Cockroaches on the Lower Part of Your Body

If you dream about cockroaches crawling on any part of your body, it can mean that there is danger ahead. Maybe you are going to be involved in a car accident. The dream is warning you to be careful.

To see cockroaches crawling over the lower part of your body indicates that you have become self-destructive. There are things you are doing that are unhealthy. Perhaps you are eating too much or drinking abnormal amounts of alcohol. If you think you are an addict of any sort, perhaps you should seek professional help. You are most likely harming yourself both physically and mentally.

Dreaming About Cockroaches in Your Food

It isn’t pleasant to dream about cockroaches in your food. It is common to have this dream when you are worried about something. Perhaps you are taking important exams or maybe you are starting a new job. Whatever it is, the dream is warning you to avoid stress otherwise your problems will become bigger and your health may be put at risk. 

Alternatively, this dream can mean that someone close to you is planning to bring you down. Perhaps they don’t like the fact that you have a good job and a happy marriage. Be on your guard as this person is jealous of you and wants to spoil your success.

You could dream about a cockroach crawling all over a slice of chocolate cake. Cake has its own meaning in dreams. It usually denotes romance and if the cake is decorated it means that you are in love with your current partner. However, if the cake isn’t baked correctly, for example, it is burnt, can mean that things seem to go wrong for you too frequently. If you see a large cockroach on the slice of cake, it means that somebody is making you feel stressed. Perhaps your boss is putting unreasonable demands on you. If you can’t catch the cockroach, it means that you are feeling inferior to your partner. Perhaps they have a successful career while you are struggling at work. It could, of course, be the other way around. Maybe your partner feels inferior to you. It is time to sit down and talk this through.

This dream is a warning. You need to communicate better with loved ones.

Dreaming About Exterminating Cockroaches

The simple meaning of this dream is that you are trying to get something or someone out of your life. Perhaps you want a divorce.

If the cockroaches increase in number as they are being exterminated, it suggests that you are going to be given extra responsibilities at work. Perhaps you run a business with someone else and they want to quit, thus forcing you to invest more money in the company and to buy them out. 

If you dream about a bug exterminator getting rid of the cockroaches, it means that you are going to change jobs or start your own business.

The dream as a whole is telling you that you should accept new responsibilities at work or maybe start your own business. You need to follow your dreams. 

Dreaming About Catching a Cockroach

This is a negative dream which you can often have when you are worried about change at work. You are used to doing things one way, but you are now told to change your routine and take on different duties. You are anxious that something is going to disrupt your way of doing things. You probably feel as if you are losing control of your life. However, the worry you are experiencing is keeping you on your toes so you might avoid anything drastic happening. 

Dreaming of a Cockroach Falling on You

Old gypsy dream books state that if you dream that a cockroach falls in your head, luck will be with you. Whatever you have recently wished for will soon come through. Perhaps you have put in a bid for a new house. Maybe you have applied for your dream job. Whatever it is, you will have good fortune. Perhaps you have a problem and are about to give up. However, the dream is telling you not to as everything will work out well in the end. Maybe you are going to receive good news and your life will seem settled. Perhaps your partner has agreed to marry you and move into a new home. You are going to have a sense of security. 

Alternatively, the dream is telling you to clear away the old. This could be old clothes and possessions, but it could also be a toxic person. Once you have got rid of the old, you will be presented with new opportunities.

Dreaming About a Flying Cockroach

To dream about a flying cockroach is a warning. Somebody is going to come into your life and cause disruption. It could be a new person at work who will cause you to compete with him or her. Alternatively, someone new may try and steal your current romantic partner. You need to be cautious when meeting new people as anyone could be your competition. You will have to be ahead of the game otherwise you could get hurt. However, don’t get too close to this person as they will betray you.

Dreaming About Seeing Many Cockroaches

It is quite frightening to learn that most cockroaches live in groups of up to 1,000. You certainly don’t want that many in your home. However, to dream about a multitude of cockroaches is positive. It means that you are going to be rich. Perhaps you are going to get a significant raise that will enable you and your family to live securely. Alternatively, you could win a prize at bingo or even the lottery. Alternatively, you might get unexpected visitors that you haven’t seen for a long time. 

If you are bothered or scared by the cockroaches in your dream, it means that you buy things you don’t need and your home is cluttered. It’s time to get rid of some of this stuff. You will feel much better when you do.

Dreaming of Seeing a Cockroach in a Restaurant

This is a surprisingly positive dream despite the fact that if you saw a cockroach in a restaurant in real life, you wouldn’t eat there again and perhaps even report them to the authorities. The dream means that you are going to receive nice surprises. Perhaps an old friend who you haven’t seen for years will turn up. You are going to be happy in life and there are nice events coming up like a vacation. 

This dream also suggests new beginnings. You might be starting a new job, moving house, or getting married. Both your spiritual and emotional needs will be met. It is a good idea to sit down after this dream and think about your life, where it has been, and where it is going. 

Dreaming About a Cockroach on a Dead Body

If you have a dream where you see a cockroach sitting on a dead body, it means that you are going to meet someone rich and important. This person will help you achieve your goals. 

However, if the cockroach is crawling all over the dead body, you are going to meet a low life who will try to defraud you. Be on your guard. 

The dream is also telling you to be more humble. Don’t thrust your achievements down the throats of your friends and family. People will like you more if you are down-to-earth and not a showoff. 

If You Dream About a Cockroach, is it Lucky?

Surprisingly, a dream about cockroaches can be positive. Many scenarios of dreams about cockroaches point towards monetary gain. You could be lucky to win the jackpot either on the lottery or at a casino. You might win the top prize at bingo. You could get a significant salary increase or you might get a new job that gives you a bigger salary. This might lead to your purchasing a better home. Even if you don’t buy a new home, you will be able to buy new furniture and expensive kitchen appliances. Maybe you’ll get a new car.

Facts About Cockroaches

Did you know that there are more than 4,600 species of cockroaches? Frightening, isn’t it? All of them are resilient and could survive a nuclear attack. However, despite the difficulty of killing them, you don’t want them in your home. They feast on leftover food and spread many diseases so it is extremely unhealthy to have them in your home. You may have to get a bug exterminator in to get rid of them. 

Cockroaches live in dark and dirty places. They are good at getting into little cracks so it can be difficult to find them. If you do think you have cockroaches, seal up any cracks you find. If you see one in a hotel room, the hotel is probably dirty so check out. 

Cockroaches are quick.They can run at three miles an hour so it doesn’t take much for them to spread germs all around your home. On top of this, they can travel on all sorts of surfaces, including walls. In addition, most can fly and they can flatten their bodies to get into cracks. It’s not surprising that they can keep out of sight for a long time. 

A tip is not to drown them in the toilet if you catch any. Cockroaches can hold their breath for 40 minutes giving them time to crawl to safety. As we have, they are practically indestructible.

Cockroaches have apparently been around for 300 million years so for all this time, nobody has been able to get rid of them. Not only are they resilient, but they are also adaptable to whatever situation they are in.

What is the Reason for Cockroaches Surviving for so Long?

Cockroaches will eat almost anything although they like sweets, meat, and carbohydrates the best. Because they’re not picky, they have been around for millions of years. They will even eat dead cockroaches. They have no sense of loyalty to their group. The list of what they will eat is enormous. For example, they will eat books and newspapers, wallpaper paste, hair, leather, and soap. 

These critters like temperatures between 77F – 86F so that’s why they are mainly found indoors. If you live in a climate that is cold most of the year, you won’t have many cockroaches.

Cockroaches are thigmotropic. This means that they like something solid on each side of their bodies. This is why they go into the smallest cracks in buildings. Many people seal these tracks so that the cockroaches will die. This is because they can survive for only one to two weeks without water. They can get this from condensation and leaks. However, they can survive for months without food so it is best to cut off their water supply. 

As we have said, they live in groups of up to 1,000. They leave a trail so that they can meet up with each other. When they poop, they eject chemicals which makes it easy for the cockroaches to find each other. They like living in groups and searching for food together. When they find food, they will send out signals to the rest of the group so that they can all feast on the food.  They are cold-blooded so can keep their metabolism at the lowest level. In this way, they can survive without food for longer. It will probably make you retch, but according to records, the home with the most cockroaches had 20,000 of them.

Cockroaches are found in all the continents of the world, apart from Antarctica because it is too cold for them there. In the US, there are just 70 species of cockroach out of the possible 4,600. Only five of these invade homes and the rest of them are found in caves, grasslands, forests, and swamps. 

Young cockroaches grow up quickly. They start off as eggs wrapped in an ootheca, a protective case. The female carries this around until the young are due to be born. The most common species of cockroach in the US is the German cockroach which can carry up to 40 eggs so you can see how quickly they can breed. When they are born, it takes around 100 days for them to grow into an adult.

What Happens When You Cut off a Cockroach’s Head?

We have said that a cockroach can live for up to two weeks without a head so why is this? The reason is that some of their functions are controlled by other parts of the body. For example, the command center is in the middle of the body, the thorax. The reason they die is because they are unable to take in water.

The Diseases Carried and Transmitted by Cockroaches

Cockroaches carry and transmit a whole host of serious diseases so you really don’t need them in your home. Diseases range from something simple as diarrhea to food poisoning, tuberculosis, parasitic worms, typhoid, dysentery, and respiratory illnesses. In addition, they can transmit over 30 bacterial illnesses like E-coli and salmonella.

So how do they transmit these diseases? Well, they carry them on their bodies and in particular their legs. Even if they don’t get to your food, they can still deposit the bacteria onto utensils which we will then go on to use. Another way they pass on sickness is through their GI tract. They could eat a dead rodent which is also a carrier of diseases. Then they pass the disease through their droppings. 

The risk of illness is high if you have cockroaches in the house. Female cockroaches mate just once and store the sperm for a later date. They can reproduce at an alarming rate so it doesn’t take long to be infested.

Dream Scenarios with Roaches

  • You became seriously ill from cockroaches crawling over your food or utensils
  • You have cockroaches climbing out of your body. This is particularly nasty as you don’t know what they have fed on while inside you.
  • You found a cockroach in your car or pickup. This means that somebody will speak to you in the coming days and it may not be good news.
  • You ate a cockroach by mistake.
  • You saw a large cockroach. It could even be as big as you or bigger.
  • You have been scared of cockroaches. This is not unusual as they are ugly and dirty creatures.
  • You had your home overrun by thousands of cockroaches. All you can do if that is the case is get an exterminator to come to your house.
  • You stepped on a roach, but it still scuttled away. Perhaps it lost its head.

Things are Positive if These Things Happen in a Dream 

  • You speak to a cockroach and it speaks back.
  • You smoke a roach. This could be a sign telling you to give up smoking which is a good thing.  Every time you pick up a cigarette in your waking life you will be reminded of smoking a dirty and disgusting roach.
  •  You turn into a roach and find a way to survive. Perhaps you have been going through a lot of problems in your waking life, but things will change and you are going to achieve your goals.

What Feelings Could You Have Had During a Dream About Cockroaches?

Fear. Disgust. The thought that these creatures are unhealthy. You don’t feel safe. The cockroaches are dirty. They are contaminated. You are worried. They are gross. 

What Do Cockroaches Symbolize In Dreams?

While not the most pleasant of dream symbols, cockroaches are actually surprisingly useful in dreams. 

They point to areas of your life that need a little housekeeping, whether that’s your physical, mental, or spiritual well being, or something else entirely.

They also represent rebirth, resilience, and renewal. If you see a cockroach in your dream, and you are deadly afraid of it, your subconscious is using this insect as a symbol of your fear of something in waking life.

What Does It Mean To Kill A Cockroach In A Dream?

There are several meanings behind killing a cockroach in a dream. Depending on the context, it might signal a new start and a healthier lifestyle, or defeat, despair, and the end of something you desperately want to keep. 

The meaning also depends on the manner in which you killed the cockroach. To mean to kill a cockroach in your dream is positive, and suggests you’ll overcome any problems you might have.

Dreaming of killing a cockroach by accident is not a good sign. It implies a sudden end to something you care about. Something that you think will turn out well will actually fail, despite your best efforts.

What Does It Mean To Dream Of A Flying Cockroach In A Dream?

A flying cockroach in a dream is never a good sign. It implies that the balance and peace you have achieved in some area of your life is about to be upset or completely overthrown by something.

Maybe something will come along in your work life which will completely tip the scales out of your favor, despite all the safeguards you may have worked so hard to put in place.

It could be that something you’ve always taken for granted will soon be snatched from you. Perhaps a relationship you’ve always depended on will suffer a complete breakdown, or you’ve always found it easy to meet new people, but this will be turned on its head.

A dream like this may also warn you of trusting new people too quickly. 

What Does It Mean To Dream Of A Dead Cockroach In A Dream?

Seeing a dead cockroach in a dream implies a run of bad luck, misfortune, and disappointment. Something which you hoped would be very easy will actually turn out to be very complicated. 

But it doesn’t have to be so concrete. In some cases, a dream of a dead cockroach reveals despair, your self-belief plummeting, and your hopes rendered to ash. 

What Does It Mean To Dream Of Cockroaches In My Hair?

A dream where you find cockroaches in your hair is unsettling and mirrors uncertainty or anxiety in waking life. These negative feelings are tied to your sense of self, and how you think other people perceive you.

What Does It Mean To Dream Of Eating A Cockroach In Your Dream?

Dreaming of eating cockroaches suggests you’re about to make a choice you’re going to regret. This dream is a warning to reconsider your options, especially if you’ve been leaving some things to chance. 

What Does It Mean If You See A Giant Cockroach In Your Dream?

A giant cockroach in your dream implies that you have been ignoring something crucial. Maybe you’ve been rushing things in an attempt to make your to-do list shorter, but you are adding things in for the future.

Dreaming of a cockroach that is much bigger than you implies that you need to clean up one or more aspects of your waking life. Have you been cutting corners, or dropping things you should be juggling?


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