Cockroaches

What Happens To Cockroaches When You Spray Them

Cockroaches, like all living things, have fluid inside them. Unlike humans, they actually have a far higher water content than us. They also need more water than we do normally as we can store our water for some time, and insects cannot. Water is very important to live. If you have ever seen a dead…

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How Many Cockroach Species Are There?

The Smithsonian Institute answered this very nicely. According to the Smithsonian Magazine there are a staggering 4,500 cockroach species in the world, and out of them 30 species are considered invasive pests! In Canadian households, there are a handful from those 30 species that are often seen in our homes. These are the American, Oriental,…

How Many Cockroaches Are There In One Egg Sack

Cockroaches vary in colour, species and origin. While they are all very old and have survived both a major extinction event as well as the ice age. They did this in a similar way that males did. Mammals would make burrows and hide in small caves. Cockroaches did the same thing. The only thing that…

How Far do Cockroaches Travel

How Far do German Cockroaches Travel?

Cockroaches are unsightly pests that should be avoided at all costs. These are filthy insects that can make you sick with food poisoning and airborne allergens. If you’ve spotted a cockroach within a shared space, such as a laundry room, be careful that you do not bring one to your home. Cockroaches breed very rapidly,…

How Long Can Cockroaches Survive Freezing Temperatures

Cockroaches survived the extinction that killed the dinosaurs. They were the rulers of the Carboniferous period which took place one hundred and twelve million years before the dinosaurs and three hundred and sixty million years before us. They are highly adaptive, resistant to all forms of radiation from photonic solar radiation to particle radiation like…

How To Get Rid Of Cockroach Smell In Cabinets

Cockroaches give off a specific smell due to the way they grow, the way they defaecate and the way they live, nest and feed. The fact that they prefer damp areas makes the smell much worse and cleaning it can be difficult to impossible. They have been inside of the walls and inside the insulation…

How Many Cockroaches Are In The Average House

This is a most interesting question but also impossible to answer without knowing the species of the cockroach. Different cockroaches, often from different countries function extremely differently, from how many eggs they lay to where they prefer to live and even their size can vary dramatically. Oddly enough the size of the cockroach is inversely…

How To Make Sure Cockroaches Don’t Move With You

Cockroaches are very dangerous and harmful insects. When they grow they do not go through any instar transformations like most other insects. The egg hatches and a tiny barely visible cockroach comes out, fully formed and mobile. The baby will moult hundreds of times as it grows and that moulting is coated in feces and…

How Did Cockroaches Survive The Dinosaur Extinction

Cockroaches have existed for millions of years, to the point that we do not really know how old they actually are. They are very different from other insects, specifically having thicker harder carapaces and actual organs instead of free-floating organelles. They are much closer to animals than insects, similar to how fungi have animal cells,…

Carpenter Ants

Case Study: Interior Carpenter Ant Removal in Leaside

The following case study details a carpenter ant extermination in Toronto. Leaside, Toronto Leaside is located in the east end of Toronto and is comprised of a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial complexes. Known as one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the city, Leaside was first developed in the early 1900’s by the…