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Fun Facts on Cockroaches

Cockroaches are brown, black or mixed in color. They invade in swarms and leave tracks of bacteria. Learn even more intriguing facts about Cockroaches here.
Cockroaches are brown, black or mixed in color. They invade in swarms and leave tracks of bacteria. Learn even more intriguing facts about Cockroaches here…
  • A cockroach can live up to a week without its head.
  • Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal and will run away from light.
  • Cockroaches are tough- they can live up to three months without food and a month without water.
  • Cockroaches live in and adapt to a variety of environments but prefer warm conditions indoors. They tend to gather around garbage and in the kitchen.
  • Cockroaches often leave chemical trails in their feces. Other cockroaches follow the trail in search of food and water, which allows them to find each other and ultimately create a swarm.
  • There are more than 5,000 cockroach species, but only a few tend to enter the home like the American Cockroach, the Oriental Cockroach, and the German Cockroach.
  • Cockroaches like to feed on human and pet food. Here are a couple of tips to prevent them from invading your home:
    • Keep all food and water stored away in sealed containers.
    • Repair water leaks around the home.
    • Ensure all entry points into the home are sealed.
Topics: Controlling Household Pests