- The world's largest roach (in South America) is six inches long with a one-foot wingspan.
- Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.
- There are estimated to be 4,000 - 5,000 species of cockroaches in the world. Of these, only 25 to 30 are considered pests.
- All U.S. pest roaches, like most American humans--were immigrants.
- Cockroaches bleed white blood.
- Roaches use their feelers (antenna) as noses.
- Cockroaches have six hairy legs. The tiny hairs found on each leg give them their sense of touch.
- Roaches have faster reflexes than humans.
- It's hard to sneak up on a roach. They have one great big nerve connecting their tails to their heads, alerting them to danger from behind.
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