A: The Waste Niche

The “omnivorous” cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, silverfish, ants, rats, mice and birds move from place to place to find food. They rarely live directly in the products on which they feed. Offspring of cockroaches and crickets, earwigs and silverfish seek food the same way as the adult insects immediately after hatching. Offspring of ants, rats, mice and birds live in special nests and are fed by the adult animals while growing up. The birds, rodents and insects in the waste niche are doing very well on spilled food in the form of waste. However, they favour the accumulation of food.