The time of year is here that pests are starting to look in your house to find food and shelter. That means that you are going to need to work to keep them out. Cockroaches are one of the most common pests that start to invade homes and even businesses. You want to make sure that you are ready to prevent them but also treat them if they start to get inside. The best way to do that is to ensure that your pest control services are on schedule and done on a regular basis. You also want to do what you can to keep food that they might be looking for picked up and sealed. You also should understand the pests around you and what they are capable of. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control outlines some creepy facts about cockroaches.
Water Won’t Always Kill Cockroaches
One of the things many people do not know about cockroaches is that water won’t always kill them. More interesting than that is how long a cockroach can live submerged under the water and not die. They are able to be in the water for around 40 minutes and come out to continue to live. That means you cannot soak an unwanted cockroach and think it is going to die. The only real way to stop roaches is to call out a professional pest control company.
A Cockroach Can Live Without a Head
When you see a cockroach that is running through your house the first instinct for most is to smack it with a shoe. This is a great way to kill a roach as long as you don’t miss. The problem is that if you only hit the roach partially and knock off his head he still will not die. They are able to live with no head because they don’t have a nervous system like we do. They will run around until they die of starvation and can no longer sustain life. They are like a real life zombie in the pest world.
Roaches are Not Picky Eaters
One of the main attractions that a pest has to a home is the presence of food. Most of the time you can pinpoint what a pest is looking for but not when it comes to cockroaches. Cockroaches are a pest that will eat anything that is in their path. They have been known to eat books, paper, glue, clothing, food and other insects. That is why you cannot keep the foods that they will eat away from them. You need to rely on pest control services to keep them out of your house.
Many Types of Roaches
When you look up the species of cockroaches that are around your area you will usually find around three or four. Most areas will see German cockroaches, American cockroaches and Oriental cockroaches. That does not mean that there are not more. All around the world there are over 4,000 species that are found. The good thing is that most of them are not the kind that you will find invading your home.