How Long do Cockroaches Live

How Long do Cockroaches Live?

Cockroaches are frustratingly difficult to deal with. They’re sneaky and remarkably resilient to store-bought sprays and homemade solutions. One would hope that these insects would simply die off if given the time. Unfortunately, while cockroaches do not live for very long, they can survive harsh conditions and reproduce at an alarming rate. A small cockroach problem will quickly become a large one and you will start seeing baby cockroaches and even cockroach eggs. But you might be wondering what do cockroach eggs look like? Cockroach egg (oothecae) cases are dark brown in colour and average 8mm in length. One female cockroach may produce up to 90 oothecae in its lifespan.

The most common species of cockroach in Ontario is the German cockroach. This bug has a glossy brown, beetle-like body with two flightless wings on its back. The German cockroach grows up to 16mm in length and is also characterized by the two black stripes that run horizontally down its back. Like other cockroaches, this species is omnivorous and will eat practically anything. Cockroaches are nocturnal and prefer to live in dark, moist environments with plenty of places to hide, like kitchens. They enter people’s homes by crawling through the walls or the plumbing shared between buildings, or by hitching a ride in cardboard boxes or furniture.

Cockroaches live for about a year or less. During that time, however, females can produce hundreds of offspring. It only takes cockroaches 60 days to reach sexual maturity. Once matured, females will lay egg sacks called ootheca every week or two, each containing about 50 offspring. This ootheca hatch within about a month, then when they have matured, they will breed with each other. It only takes one pregnant cockroach to completely infest a home or business. This is why it is so important to treat for cockroaches as soon as the problem arises. The insects won’t die off if left alone. If you suspect some cockroach activity in your home, reach out to cockroach removal Toronto.

Cockroach infestations require professional help. As these pests can survive off of things we consider inedible, like glue and soap, keeping the house clean just isn’t enough. Cockroaches can even go for months without food. If you’re dealing with a cockroach problem, call a pest removal company for professional treatment. A technician will inspect your home and use commercial-grade, insecticidal sprays that reach deep in all the cracks and crevices of your kitchen and eliminates them onsite. He or she will then use residual products to eliminate any eggs that hatch later. What you can do to help involves storing food in tightly sealed containers, keeping the kitchen clean, and fixing any leaky faucets you might have.

The professionals at The Exterminators are experienced in cockroach removal and would be happy to help with whatever problem you have. We only use the best tools and products in the business. We’ll check every crack and crevice of the infested area to get to the bottom of your cockroach problem and provide you with the most effective service. Call The Exterminators – Pest Control Toronto today for safe and efficient cockroach treatment: 647-496-2211.