Interesting Facts About Cockroaches
Why would anyone be interested in anything 'interesting' about the pest which not only irritates but a big problem for any home or building? Well, it is always better to learn about pests as it may help us to get rid of them! Here is a highlight: A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head! A cockroach can live almost a month without food and about 2 weeks without water. Few female cockroaches only mate once and stay pregnant for life! A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head! Few more:
Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles in 1 hour. This means that they are capable of spreading germs and bacteria throughout a home very fast. The 1 day old baby cockroach, which is about the size of a speck of dust, can run almost as fast as an adult cockroach!
It is believed that Cockroaches originated more than 280 million years ago, in the Carboniferous era.
More than 4,000 species of cockroaches are found all around the world. The most common species is German cockroach while brownbanded cockroach and American cockroach are also found in abundance.
Cockroaches can hold their breath for 40 minutes and they survive being submerged under water for half an hour. Cockroaches hold their breath often to help regulate their loss of water.
Now this one is amazing! Few species of cockroaches like american cockroach gets marked attracted to alcoholic beverages, especially beer!
Cockroaches can spread diseases. German cockroach is the most common of the cockroaches and has been responsible for in outbreaks of illness and allergic reactions.
If you think that your home is infested with cockroaches and all your efforts to control them have failed, then you must call a professional pest control company. Essen Pest Control is once such company and you can contact them at 613 804 7378.You may also like to read:
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