Three Cockroach Facts to Make You Squirm

As possibly our least favourite pest in history, cockroaches are notoriously difficult to get rid of once an infestation has begun.

That is why any signs should be reported to a local pest control company, like us here at Pest Control in London so that the issue can be handled and treated by specialists.

But how much do we actually know about this bug? And what kind of threat do they pose? Find out below.

Food is Not a Necessity (Until a Month Later)

Yes, that’s right. Cockroaches can survive nearly a month without any food and as for water, almost two weeks is a breeze.

That means even if you don’t leave food out for cockroaches to munch on, they can still thrive and invade your property, which is part of the reason it is so important to contact an expert if there is any indication of a cockroach infestation or that an invasion may manifest.

‘I’d lose my head if I weren’t careful.’

We’ve all heard this saying, but for cockroaches, this isn’t really an issue, at least, not for up to a week. Cockroaches can survive this duration without a head, so if you thought a simple stomp would get rid of the problem, think again…

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You Can’t Flush Them Out

Equally, if you were planning to simply flush them out, you may want to rethink your strategy, as these pesky pests can also hold their breath for a while; 40 minutes, in fact. So, with these facts in mind, it is time to call in the experts if you are experiencing a cockroach infestation or suspect your property may be susceptible to one in the near future.

We at Pest Control in London can help. Talk to one of our specialists today by getting in touch through our website.


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