Cockroaches have inhabited the Earth for more than 250 million years yet we guarantee you would not be too pleased should they be sharing your property!
Top Ten Cockroach Facts
1. It is thought that the average house harbouring a cockroach infestation will actually contain nearly 20,000 roaches!
2. There are 4000 known species of cockroach worldwide- the most common is the German Cockroach.
3. Roaches can live up to a month without food but only a week without water and can hold its breath for 40 minutes!
4. Cockroaches are good runners hitting speeds of 4 miles per hour.Despite only reproducing once in its lifetime the cockroach can produce up to 400 offspring in its 12 month life span.
5. Cockroaches can live for weeks without their heads this is due to the fact that Cockroaches do not require their heads for respiration as they breathe through their spiracles along their sides.
6. The German Cockroach, which is common in the UK, is a particularly good climber.
7. They have a radiation resistance that is perhaps 15 times greater than human!
8. The Cockroach can carry a range of bacteria including salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus.
9. They have been known to carry Polio! They have also been linked to allergic reactions and may carry allergens which trigger asthma and eczema, especially in children.
10. Cockroaches have white blood!
So there are the facts here are a few extra tips to try an avoid infestation!
All food should be stored in airtight and sealed containers.Cockroaches need water as well as food to survive and dripping taps and leaking water pipes should be repaired to avoid attracting the bug.Use silicone, putty and cement to block potential entry points around windows, doors, plumbing and other gaps.Food traces should be cleaned away after every meal and regular cleaning and vacuuming are recommended.
We have experts trained in the extermination of cockroaches. Our pest control technicians have all the knowledge and tools needed to get rid of the bugs quickly and effectively.
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