Among many types of pest problems, nothing is more distasteful and more challenging to control than a full blown cockroach infestation. Among the oldest living species on earth, evidence of cockroaches has been documented in fossils that are more than 300 million years old! The longevity of this particular pest classifies them as one of the planet’s most adaptable survivors.
Cockroaches are nocturnal and extremely adept at hiding.
The presence of cockroaches in the home or workplace can threaten wellbeing and cause serious health problems in addition to severely damaging, or even destroying, a business reputation within a range of industries.
Systematic cleaning and strategic techniques to improve sanitation; limiting food sources and sealing cracks and crevices, while helpful, is not sufficient to get rid of cockroaches once they have invaded your Mission location. In existence for over 200 million years, cockroaches are highly tenacious and can live for a long period of time without food.
Cockroaches are notorious for spreading bacteria and disease and have been linked to 33 different kinds of bacteria. Allergy and asthma sufferers are particularly vulnerable.
With a history that can be traced back to the time of prehistoric dinosaurs and with over 4000 different species in existence today, cockroaches are one of the most adaptable and persistent pests on the planet.
Facts about Cockroaches
- Cockroaches can survive up to a month without food and up to 2 weeks without water and still reproduce rapidly
- Cockroaches can run at a speed of 3 miles an hour
- A female cockroach can mate only once and yet remain pregnant for her entire lifespan
- A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head