5 Interesting Facts On Cockroaches

2/13/2013


We spend a lot of time talking about how to get rid of cockroaches and prevent cockroach infestations, but this time we wanted to change gears. Did you know that there are actually some interesting facts about roaches? Like how long they’ve been around, or what they eat. There is a lot to learn about roaches, so the Kansas pest control professionals at Schendel Pest Services would like to share these 5 interesting facts about cockroaches.

  1. Cockroaches can go for a month or more without eating food, now that is a serious food fast. And also bad news for homeowners with a roach infestation. Sadly they won’t just die after a few days without food, they will stick around.

  2. They can live for a week without a head! The only reason roaches die after a week or so is because they cannot get water.

  3. Cockroaches have been around for a long time. We’re talking Jurassic Park stuff here. They are one of the most ancient insects that have been around since the time of dinosaurs, an estimated 200 to 350 millions years ago. Fossils have been found to prove this.

  4. Most species of cockroaches (and there are about 4,000) are not considered pests. Only about 30 species are considered pests and in Kansas it is mainly the German cockroach and American cockroach found infesting homes and businesses.

  5. Cockroaches eat pretty much anything. While they prefer the food in your kitchen they will also eat things like leather and even bar soap. Maybe it has contributed to their long survival as a species?

While these facts are fun and interesting, cockroaches remain a major pest problem for homes and businesses in Topeka, Kansas City and throughout Kansas. If you believe that you have a cockroach infestation then please contact Schendel Pest Services today. Roaches spread many pathogens and can make you and your family ill, contaminate your food and surfaces, and really, who wants to find a cockroach scurrying across the kitchen counter?

So before cockroaches are found running around without heads or chewing on a bar soap in your bathroom, give us a shout! We provide treatments to get rid of cockroaches as well as follow up services to be sure they are gone for good.




 

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