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4 Facts You Didn't Know About Roaches


Don't you agree that cockroaches are one of the least amusing creatures at home? They are disgusting, and they have no regard for our personal space. They hide can hide in several places in our home -- in cabinets, food storage areas, shoe boxes, you name it! These annoying creatures will infiltrate.  They leave their droppings everywhere. Plus, they spread bacteria which can be detrimental to our health.  Imagine having utensils in a house infested with cockroach. Everything would be unsanitary to use, especially around children.

Facts About Cockroaches

We need to learn how we can eradicate cockroaches and prevent their infestation. We think we know so much about these creatures. 

  1. Did you know that cockroaches can hold their breath for approximately 40 minutes? Even when they are submerged in water, they can survive for half an hour. So, to most of us who flush cockroaches down the toilet. Think again, our friend can pay us a visit when he finds his way back.
  2. I never thought cockroaches are insect cheetahs. They can run at around 30 miles per hour. Imagine how fast they can spread their germs inside your home! It is important to sanitize your house regularly especially when you have children. Cockroaches can travel anywhere in your home at a fast pace. Which is why you need to secure your belongings, especially those used for food and beverages.
  3. If you want to prevent cockroaches from infesting your home, you might as well cut out the beer. Scientists have proven that cockroaches are attracted to alcoholic beverages. They just love the smell of alcohol mixed with sugar. Can you imagine a cockroach getting drunk? If you want to keep cockroaches from infesting your home, you would want to clean up after you drink. And keep your bottles in a secure and tidy place. You would not want these insects to be crawling up and down your bottles while you sleep. Cockroaches can cause several illnesses such as Typhoid, Dysentery, and Polio. So, you better be careful, these creatures might seem harmless but they give one hell of a plague.
  4. Lastly, did you know that cockroaches are hydrophilic? They live to love water! They can survive without food for a month but they can only survive a week without water. That explains why cockroaches love to be in the kitchen sink and in the bathroom. They just love moist areas. To prevent cockroach infestations in your home, you must always remember to keep your kitchen dry. I am sure you would want to use clean pots and spatulas for cooking. Also, remember to keep the bathroom tidy and sanitary. You would not want these creepy insects crawling over your soaps.