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Here are the ten interesting facts about cockroaches :

  • A cockroach can live for weeks without its head.
  • Cockroaches can ran three miles per hour , that means it can spread germs quickly.
  • Cockroach can survive being submerge in water for 30 minutes.
  • A baby cockroach can ran as fast as its parents.
  • Cockroaches are believed to have originated 280 million years ago.
  • They can live without food for one month, but only survive one week without water.
  • There are more than 4,000 species of cockroaches worldwide.
  • Average cockroaches can vary in size from ½” ro 2” long.
  • Newborn German cockroaches becomes adult in as little as 36 days.

These facts proves that cockroaches are some of the most adaptable creature on earth. This characteristic makes controlling and eliminating them a difficult task. To avoid cockroaches from spreading in your home cleanliness is essential. Experts suggest keeping food sealed and stored properly particularly in the kitchen. Cleaning up food crumbs and avoiding trash from building up by regular disposal can go a long way in preventing cockroach infestation. Sealing cracks and holes in homes that serves as entry point must be sealed. In addition basement and crawl spaces should be kept well ventilated and dry.