You may not think there is anything interesting or cool about a cockroach but they may surprise you. Most people know that they are a pest that invade homes and businesses and spread bacteria and disease. There are many species that are found all over the United States but the most common are the German Cockroach, American Cockroach and the Oriental Cockroach. They are all unique in their own characteristics but they are still common in some areas. They are each found inside homes looking for a free meal and will mostly stay hidden during the daylight hours and come out at night. That is why they are seen when you come down for a midnight snack and you flip the light on. Although you never want to find cockroaches in your home they do have some interesting things that you may not know about them. Stewart Termite & Pest Control lists facts and information you should know about cockroaches.
Can a Cockroach Live Without Head for 1 Week?
The cockroach is a simple insect and they also have a simple circulatory system. That means that they are able to function without a brain. They also don’t need to have a nose to breathe since they get oxygen through small holes in their body. That means they are able to still get around and move without and head they will. They can still cause some serious trouble until they are not able to eat. The cockroach can last up to several weeks and will only die of starvation since they can no longer eat.
Cockroaches are Full of Protein
The great thing about a cockroach is that they offer a great bite to eat. You may not think so since it is taboo to eat insects in America but they are a delicacy in many other places. They are eaten fried and sautéed as a part of a meal or a treat in many countries. They are extremely high in protein and are quite tasty if they are prepared properly. If you want to taste a cockroach you may need to find a novelty shop or take a vacation!
Do Cockroaches Run Fast?
If you think about a cockroach you know they are quick and will run off as soon as they hear you coming. They have a low center of gravity and six fast and agile legs that help them go from one spot to the next really fast. They are able to switch directions and get away from you if they want to. If you want to put their speed in perspective you can imagine them the size of a person. They would be able to run about 200 miles an hour as opposed to a person that can run closer to six miles an hour.
If you want to get rid of cockroaches that are hiding around your home you want to contact a pest control company. They will be able to treat your home to help prevent an infestation of cockroaches. Stewart Termite & Pest Control offers professional pest control services to get rid of cockroaches and other pests around your home or business. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!