Cockroaches

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What is the best spray to kill cockroaches?

There are tons of cockroach sprays on the market that will give consumers all kinds of promises. Truth be told, it comes down to effective marketing and copywriting. Some over-the-counter cockroach sprays have at least one active ingredient or multiple. The industry leader in common household repellants has Imiprothrin. According to the chemical. life science…

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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 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 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 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,…

What Does Cockroach Poop Look Like

What Does Cockroach Poop Look Like?

Cockroaches are disgusting creatures that carry diseases and leave a mess of feces behind them. Because cockroaches are nocturnal and prefer to hide during the day, you may find their feces before you see the insects themselves. Identifying droppings is a good way to get a cockroach treatment started because you will know what you…

Bugs that Look Like Cockroaches

Bugs that Look Like Cockroaches

It’s not always a simple task to tell cockroaches from other bugs, especially if it’s your first time dealing with them. Common insects like beetles and crickets are often mistaken for cockroaches. Well, if you think you have seen a cockroach, and you are not sure about it, we have compiled a list to help…

Can You Use Vinegar to Kill Cockroaches?

Can You Use Vinegar to Kill Cockroaches?

In case you switched on the light and spotted a small brown body scampering for safety, you probably thought of what can be found locally in your home that could kill it. There are hundreds of cockroach pesticide sprays in the market, but how safe are they? In many cases, these sprays are very toxic,…

How to Get Rid of the Cockroaches that are Living in My Fridge?

Most cockroaches that can be found in the home come from sub-tropical and tropical areas. Due to these, they are attracted to warm areas and components in the house such as motor compartments in your refrigerator. Cockroaches are also attracted to dark, humid areas that have grime and clutter although they are known to attack…