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5 Fascinating Cockroach Facts

Cockroach Facts | Pesky Possum Bird & Pest Control

When it comes to common pests in the Brisbane region it is hard to top the cockroach. Every single one of us has undoubtedly come into contact with this fascinating insect. But no matter how common they are, most of us aren’t aware of some of the most interesting facts about them. That’s why the cockroach pest control experts at Pesky Possum Bird & Pest Control are here to break down 5 of the most fascinating facts about cockroaches in this latest blog article on our website. Let’s get started!

1. A Cockroach Can Survive Underwater For Up To 40 Minutes

Cockroaches are renowned for being able to survive tough environments, but this one may still come as a surprise to you. Cockroaches can actually survive underwater for as long as 40 minutes! They have a lot of practice with this as they regularly hold their breath to prevent their loss of water.

2. A Cockroach Can Move Up To 3 Miles An Hour

One of the primary reasons why cockroaches are notorious for spreading germs in the home is because they can cover as much as 3 miles in an hour. This allows them to quickly spread germs and bacteria throughout your home. You can avoid this by calling the experts at Pesky Possum Bird & Pest Control.

3. They Have Been Around For A While

Similar to other pests like ants, cockroaches have certainly been around for a while. In fact, cockroaches have been walking the Earth for a little over 280 million years! That means cockroaches were walking around the same time as the dinosaurs.

4. Cockroaches Are A Diverse Species

It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that all cockroaches are the same. Although many do like similar, there are over 4000 different cockroach species around the world!

5. Cockroaches Are Survivors

Earlier, we mentioned that cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 40 minutes. However, that isn’t all when it comes to the survival abilities of cockroaches. They can also live without food for a whole month and even survive for up to a week without their head. The latter is because cockroaches are not reliant on their heads or mouths to breathe.

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