- Cockroaches love the glue on envelopes, the glue bindings at the backs of books and the glue on the back of postage stamps. It’s a food source!
- A cockroach can hold it's breath for up to 40 minutes.
- Some female cockroaches mate once and are pregnant for the rest of their lives
- Cockroaches rest for approximately 75% of each day.
- Young cockroaches only need a crack about 0.5mm wide to crawl into your house. Adult males can squeeze into a space of 1.6mm.
- Cockroach can live for up to a month, without its head.
- Most species come from tropical countries and therefore need to be kept at a minimum of 25 degrees centigrade to survive.
- Cockroaches can run up to 3km/hr (0.8 m/s).
General Manager - Staff Entomologist