Cockroaches: Weird, Interesting, And Bad For NJ Homes & Businesses

June 7, 2013

Having cockroaches in a home will make most anyone squeamish. Cockroaches in a business are bad news. In some states, the presence of cockroaches will often cause health inspectors to close the doors until pest management professionals are able to gain control over the cockroach infestation.

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Here are some weird and interesting facts about the creepy, bacteria-carrying insects that are infesting homes and businesses in New Jersey, as well as other parts of the U.S.:

  • Did you ever wonder why cockroaches are so hard to hit with a shoe? These creepy pests are able to run up to three miles an hour to avoid being smacked!

  • Good luck trying to drown a cockroach in water. These resilient insects are known to be able to hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.

  • Unlike other insects that require a constant amount of food in order to survive, cockroaches don't. These creepy bugs can abstain from food for up to a month if need be.

  • Certain species of female cockroaches only mate one time and then they are pregnant for their entire lifetime. Wow!

  • It is estimated that if you see one live cockroach, there are actually 100 more cockroaches in your building living and hiding within the walls, floors, cabinets, or appliances.

Cockroach infestations are extremely difficult to control. Store bought pesticides will not eliminate cockroach infestations, but a NJ pest control professional will be able to eradicate these hardy pests. Call Heritage Pest Control for expert help with cockroach infestations in homes or commercial buildings.

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