Do Cockroaches Really....? Weird Curiosities & The Facts


Creepy, probably, and often deemed as one of the most nuisance pests above all others, cockroaches are a problem for many American households. If you have problems with cockroaches, you're bound to be ready to get rid of them as soon as possible. However, from the moment that you mention anything about having roaches to a friend, neighbor, or relative, they will give you all kinds of interesting information relative to how hard these things are to get rid of. Take a look at some of the weird curiosities about cockroaches and the actual facts you should know so you can see how important it is to contact a pest control company.

Do cockroaches really live without their heads?

According to Scientific American, this oddity is actually the truth. A headless cockroach can live for weeks in spite of its decapitation. Unlike humans, who would lose all kinds of blood and have a sudden drop in oxygen levels, cockroaches don't have blood pressure or a major network of vital blood vessels and their heads. If you were to cut off the head of a cockroach, it would still be able to breathe, it would still get oxygen, and it wouldn't necessarily have to eat for a while.

Do cockroaches really make a meal out of anything?

You may have heard a tale about cockroaches living off of the glue on the back of a postage stamp, consuming human hair, or even living off of their own dead relatives. As strange as it may sound, all of these things can actually be true. Cockroaches can and will consume anything that has any kind of sustenance to survive, which is one of the reasons why they can be so hard to eliminate without the help of a pest control agent. You may think that a thorough cleaning is all it's going to take, but even something like a few strands of dog hair could allow cockroach to sustain itself for quite some time.

Do cockroaches really portray collective intelligence?

Collective intelligence, or the ability to act as a group made up of individual decisions, is something that happens often in the animal and insect kingdoms. And yes, cockroaches do portray signs of collective intelligence. In one scientific study, a robotic cockroach was created and quickly accepted by a group of real roaches. This one robotic cockroach was capable of influencing the behavior of the group of cockroaches.

If you'd like to rid yourself of your nasty little infestation, contacting a company like Affordable Pest Control may be the way to start.


22 July 2019

Making My New Home Safe

After marrying my sweet husband ten years ago, I moved into a fixer-upper. I immediately started making a list of remodeling projects I wold need to complete before the house would be comfortable to live in. For instance, I had to rip out the old linoleum flooring in the kitchen, mud room, and bathrooms. I also had to buy a complete set of new furniture. Only a few days after moving into this house, I also discovered my need to contact a reputable pest control specialist. The house contained huge, disgusting roaches. After a local pest control technician visiting my house, my home was free of potentially health damaging roaches. On this blog, you will discover the latest trends in the pest control industry for successfully removing roaches from a home.