Odd And Interesting Facts About Cockroaches

Cockroaches are a pest that most of us never want to see, but the fact is that you probably will at least once, they are out there and have been for a very long time. The cockroach has been around since the time of the dinosaur. They generally prefer warm, dark and damp environments, and if you have seen them in your house you should call us immediately. A pregnant female cockroach can remain pregnant forever and produce up to 150 offspring per year, that’s one female you don’t want in your home! If you have spotted a cockroach or assume you may have a cockroach problems give us a call today at 1-800-525-4825!

Here are some interesting facts about cockroaches you may not have known:

  • Cockroaches can withstand freezing temperature of 32 degrees but will die if the temperature goes much below that.
  • The world’s largest roach is six inches long with a one-foot wingspan.
  • The world’s largest roach lives in South America.
  • Some roaches are tiny and live in ant nests.
  • Tropical cockroaches are often brightly colored green, yellow, red.
  • Most species of cockroaches live in the tropics.
  • No food for a month–not even a crumb? Roaches can go without eating for a month but will only live a week without water.
  • It’s hard to sneak up on a roach. They have one great big nerve connecting their tails to their heads, alerting them to danger from behind.
  • Roaches have faster reflexes than humans–even faster than Michael Jordan’s.
  • Roaches can swim and hold their breath for 40 minutes. But they breathe through their sides–not their noses–which makes it tough to come up for air.
  • American cockroaches are quick little varmints. They can run up to three miles per hour.
  • Male cockroaches weigh less than female cockroaches, and males can fly and flee faster.
  • Cockroaches are supreme couch potatoes. They spend 75 percent of their time resting.
  • Young roaches need only a  space as thin as a dime to crawl into a space. Adult males can squeeze into a space  the size of a quarter. Pregnant females need the most space of all to hide, a space as wide as two stacked nickels.
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