Cockroaches are scavengers and while most prefer sweets given a choice, in a pinch, they will eat just about anything: glue, grease, soap, wallpaper paste, leather, bookbindings, or even hair.

Cockroaches can run up to 4.5 kms in an hour, which means they can spread germs and bacteria throughout a home very quickly.

Cockroach controlA cockroach can live for a week without its head. Due to their open circulatory system, and the fact that they breathe through little holes in each of their body segments, they are not dependent on the mouth or head to breathe. The roach only dies because without a mouth, it can't drink water and dies of thirst. They can live without food for one month, but will only survive one week without water.

A cockroach can hold its breath for 40 minutes, and can even survive being submerged under water for half an hour. They hold their breath often to help regulate their loss of water.

German cockroach populations tend to grow rapidly so contact us today.




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