Why Are Cockroaches So Hard To Control?

Have you ever seen how the cockroach tries to escape the moment you turn the lights on? These insects are somewhat hard for pest control, and maybe their intelligence is a key to their survival. A stunning fact is that the cockroaches can get lonely and in time sick when they are left alone.

However, is like think they have feelings, but some cognitive thinking. The cockroach communities are proven to be linked by rules and some laws. They can take collective decisions in the name of the greater good.

So What Makes Cockroaches So Hard To Kill And Difficult To Control?

  • Survivability

As you may have heard, a cockroach can survive as long as a week without its head. This is because cockroaches have incredibly well-regulated bodies that don’t need brain function to continue operation. As it turns out, headless cockroaches tend to die of dehydration. Also, cockroaches can hold their breath for 40 minutes, and some can even endure freezing temperatures.

  • Size and speed

As we discuss on our cockroach bug facts page, these insects can fit into tiny spaces (and even prefer cramped conditions). Fully-grown male roaches can fit into any gap larger than a quarter, and smaller ones can squeeze in even smaller spaces, so make sure you inspect your foundation and look for any possible entry points. Another problem with roaches is their incredible speed. Both newborn and adult cockroaches can run almost three mph, which makes them very difficult to catch.

  • Feeding Modes

Cockroaches can go for up to a month without food and half as long without water. Most people think that if they start to see cockroaches, they can ensure that the house is clean and all the food is sealed to get rid of them. Cockroaches are a pest that doesn’t need to have food to survive and can go quite a long time without any food at all. You would have to be careful with your cleaning to stave off an infestation in your home.

  • Cockroaches Reproduce & Spread Quickly

Some pests have a few babies a year but not the cockroach. They are known for how quickly they can reproduce. A single cockroach female can produce up to 30,000 offspring in a single year. The issue is that if you see one cockroach, there are surely more. That means that every female is constantly laying eggs that are being hatched. If you start to see that you have cockroaches, it is best to have them treated as soon as possible.

So how can you avoid cockroach infestations in your Little Rock home?

First, keep all food in sealed containers. If there’s not a readily available food source, cockroaches won’t bother entering your home in force. Second, check your home for easy entry points, especially after the harsh winter storms we’ve had this year. Thirdly, keep moisture to a minimum, and certainly avoid mold and rot. Finally, make sure to vacuum and clean up your home regularly, especially your kitchen.

Ridding your home of cockroaches by a professional pest control company is essential for your family’s health as cockroaches are known to spread disease and also cause allergies.  Regular cockroach treatments will protect your home from these most unwanted visitors so you can have peace of mind.


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