Cockroaches Facts

Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. Here are 15 facts about these fascinating creatures:

  1. Cockroaches are one of the oldest groups of insects, dating back over 280 million years.
  2. Cockroaches are found on every continent except Antarctica.
  3. Cockroaches can live without food for up to a month, but will only survive without water for 10 days.
  4. Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.
  5. Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles per hour.
  6. Cockroaches can flatten their bodies to fit into spaces as thin as 3/8 of an inch.
  7. Cockroaches have developed immunity to many common insecticides.
  8. Cockroaches can live for up to a week without their head, before dying of thirst.
  9. Cockroaches can produce up to 40 offspring at a time.
  10. Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures and are attracted to light.
  11. Cockroaches prefer warm, humid environments and are often found in kitchens and bathrooms.
  12. Cockroaches are known to spread diseases such as Salmonella and E. coli.
  13. Cockroaches can be controlled with baits, traps, and insecticides.
  14. There are over 4,600 different species of cockroaches in the world.
  15. Cockroaches are considered to be good luck in some cultures.