Fun Facts: Some Female Cockroaches only Mate Once and Stay Pregnant for Life!

roach01Can you imagine being pregnant for life! The average lifespan of an adult cockroach is about 1 year depending on the species. They have 3 cycles from egg to multiple nymph stages to adult. For example, the American Cockroach has about a 600 day egg then nymph to adult cycle and then lives approximately another 400 days as an adult.

Cockroaches are commonly found in buildings and homes because they prefer warm environments close to food and water. Unfortunately, cockroaches can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. They can also spread nearly 33 different kinds of bacteria.

Information from NPMA’s PestWorld.org. Visit this link (click here) to learn more about 10 interesting facts about cockroaches.

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