6 Dreary Cockroach Facts
Cockroaches are creatures of the night. Cockroaches love to hide in the dark, cramped areas of your home. As darkness falls they slip enter our homes searching for food. They slip through the cracks in our walls and doors, and have the ability to squeeze through openings as slender as a credit card.
Cockroaches can cause diseases like:
- Typhoid fever
- Parasitic worms
- Bubonic plaque
- Urinary tract infections
- Food poisoning
- Carry over 40 types of bacteria
Cockroaches are water-resistant. A solid defensive covering of oils and waxes keep cockroaches from becoming dehydrated. To conserve this covering, roaches clean themselves frequently, combing their “hairs,” their antennae, and rub up against objects to encourage the production of its natural body oils.
Cockroaches have been here for a long time. Fossils records prove that roaches have been on this planet for at least 300 million years. These resilient, unattractive bugs have outlived dinosaurs, endured the Ice Age, survived a couple of world wars, and will almost certainly be around long after the human race is extinct.
Cockroaches are resilient to pesticides. Over the years, roaches have developed a resilience to pesticides that once were very useful. As a result, the poisons have less of an effect on each subsequent generation. The then unsuccessful spraying then adds to the cockroaches’ resistance, leaving stronger roaches to live on and pass on more tolerant genes.
Cockroaches Eat Toothpaste
Cockroach Pest Control
Cockroaches are very hearty insects that carry many different types of diseases. They are becoming more and more immune to common insecticides. Tulsa exterminators are up-to-date on the most recent and most successful pest control methods. If you have roaches in or around your Tulsa property, contact a local pest control professional today!
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