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Interesting Facts About Cockroaches

Interesting Facts About Cockroaches
29 Oct2018
Most property owners know about the risks posed by cockroach invasions, including asthma & allergies activated by cockroach allergens, and the germs and microorganisms they have been known to spread. What may not be as broadly known is the way that cockroaches are an extremely intriguing and strong insect that displays some exceptionally odd survival and behavioral strategies. It is often said that all the cockroaches in the world cannot be eliminated even with a nuclear attack. Besides that, they have been in existence for nearly 320 million years now. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about these tough critters:
  • A cockroach can live for seven days without its head. Because of their open circulatory framework, and the way that they inhale through little openings in their body, they don’t rely upon the head or mouth for breathing. The only reason it dies without a head is that it cannot drink water.
  • A roach can hold its breath for nearly 40 minutes, and even survive while being submerged for 30 minutes. They frequently hold their breath for regulating water loss.
  • Cockroaches can easily cover a distance of 4 kilometers within an hour, which implies they can spread germs and microorganisms rapidly in a home. 
  • Newborns of German cockroaches transform into full-grown adults within 36 days. Truth be told, the German cockroach is the most well-known of all and also responsible for allergic reactions & illness in a lot of people. 
  • A one-day-old cockroach, which is as big as a dust speck, can run nearly as quick as adults. 
  • The American cockroach has demonstrated a fascination for alcoholic drinks, particularly beer. They are in all probability pulled in by alcohol combined with sugar & hops. 
  • The largest roach in the world (which lives in South America) is 6 inch in length with a 1 ft wingspan. Normal cockroaches can differ in estimate from ½ - 2 inches long. 
  • According to paleontologists, roaches came into existence during the Carboniferous era, around 280 million years ago.
  • There are in excess of 4,000 types of cockroaches around the world, including the most well-known species, the German roach, as well as other popular species like the American roach and brown-banded roach. 
  • As roaches are poikilothermic creatures, they can live for an entire month without any food. However, they won’t last a week without water.
Have roaches taken shelter in your property? If yes, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert pest control team at R.I.P. Pest Management in Northern Beaches.
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