Cockroaches are … disgusting. Though these pests give homeowners nightmares and need to be addressed by a professional roach removal service right away, these creatures really are fascinating. Be sure to call roach exterminators if you notice any signs of cockroaches around your home and focus on roach prevention at all times, but it might be fun to take a look at some interesting facts about these strange bugs. At least, this way, you’ll know what you’re up against.
Here are some wacky facts about cockroaches:
- Cockroaches originated more than 280 million years ago, all the way back in the Carboniferous era.
- Roaches eat just about anything, including meat, debris, human food, and even other insects.
- Cockroaches actually spend 75% of their time resting and sleeping.
- For a German cockroach, it takes about 123 days to grow into a full-size adult roach.
- American cockroaches are actually attracted to hops and sugar so they are big fans of alcohol.
- During the early hours of the day, roaches actually can’t remember things or even learn new memories. This was tested by researchers trying to teach roaches to prefer bad odors, and it worked during the afternoon and at night but not in the morning.
- A roach can survive for seven days without its head! A roach’s brain doesn’t carry blood or handle its breathing so they can survive for a while without that particular body part.
- Roaches can survive being submerged underwater for up to 30 minutes.
- Though cockroaches can survive just about anything for a while, they can’t stay thirsty for a very long time, so dying of thirst or hunger is what really leads to their demise.
- Cockroaches are extremely fast and even newborns can reach speeds of 3 miles per hour.
Though cockroaches are interesting, you still aren’t going to want them inside your home. Whether you need rodent removal or roach removal, you need to handle any critter infestations right away. It’s time to start finding a roach removing company. If you want to learn more about these bugs or work with a professional roach removal team of exterminators, contact The Bug Master today.