• Cockroaches can still live for a few days with their heads being detached from their bodies.
  • Praying mantises are related to cockroaches.
  • 7-8% of the general public has some type of allergens to cockroaches.
  • The third most common reason for childhood asthmas is cockroach allergen.
  • Cockroaches and flies are among the filthiest/nastiest insects.
  • Cockroaches carry millions of bacteria and pathogens.
  • Cockroaches are older than dinosaurs by 80 million years! The earliest fossil of cockroaches is about 280 million years old.
  • The most common roach is the German cockroach and it is found in and around apartments, homes, supermarkets and restaurants.
  • Cockroaches can run up to three miles in an hour.
  • In a single mating season, American cockroaches can produce 6-14 egg capsules of which each capsule contains 14-16 eggs each.
  • Cockroaches will thirst to death before they starve to death. They can go without food for a solid month but can survive around a week without water.
  • 1 out of every 4 people has some type of sensitivity to cockroaches.