There is one pest that people don’t want to see and that is the cockroach. A cockroach is interesting in the fact that there are many species found all over the world and they come in many shapes, colors and sizes. Some can fly while others don’t even have wings. They are a pest that you can find most commonly during the summer months and the early fall. They are known to invade near garbage cans, garages and even in your home if there is food to be found. Most people know that cockroaches are not fun to have around but there is a lot more to them and things you probably never knew. A-Tex Pest Management lists some of them below.
Cockroaches Can Live Without a Head
This is not a myth or an old wives tale told to scare kids. It is the truth! All though they have a head for a reason it is not necessary to live for a cockroach. A cockroach can live for several weeks with0ut their head because they don’t have a standard way of breathing. They have tiny holes in their body that they use to breath. They have a very regular and simple circulation system and that makes it easy to live without a head. They are not able to eat without a head so they will eventually die from not being able to eat and will starve to death.
Roaches are Quick & Agile
A cockroach is fast especially for their size. If they were the size of a full gown human being their speed would be closer to 200 miles per hour as opposed to the average six miles an hour. They also have fast and flexible legs and because they are in the insect family they have six legs. They are able to change course and move fast which makes them hard to catch and squash.
Cockroaches Have a Memory
You may not think that a simple insect like a cockroach would have any use for memory or that they would remember anything but that is not true. Studies on cockroaches have shown that a cockroach was able to associate a particular smell with their favorite meal, sweets! Even though a treat was not offered the cockroach was seen drooling to represent they wanted what they associated with that particular smell.
Some People Love to Eat Cockroaches
In America we don’t eat cockroaches or really any other pest unless it is on a dare. That doesn’t mean they are not eaten in other cultures. They are even considered a delicacy and are packed with protein. They can be cooked and served in many different ways such as sautéed, boiled or even fried. They can be flavored with many kinds of spices and enjoyed along with any meal.