Did you know?
1. A cockroach can live for a week without its head. Due to their open circulatory system, and the fact that they breathe through little holes in each of their body segments, they are not dependent on the mouth or head to breathe. The roach only dies because without a mouth, it can’t drink water and dies of thirst.
2. A cockroach can hold its breath for 40 minutes, and can even survive being submerged under water for half an hour. They hold their breath often to help regulate their loss of water.
3. Cockroaches can run up to three miles in an hour, which means they can spread germs and bacteria throughout a home very quickly.
4. A one-day-old baby cockroach, which is about the size of a speck of dust, can run almost as fast as its parents.
5. Cockroaches are believed to have originated more than 280 million years ago, in the Carboniferous era.
6. The world’s largest roach (which lives in South America) is six inches long with a one-foot wingspan. Average cockroaches can vary in size from ½”- 2″ long (1.27 cm – 5.08 cm).
7. Because they are cold-blooded insects, cockroaches can live without food for one month, but will only survive a week without water.
Just out of curiosity, what will you do if you see a cockroach? 🙂