Top 10 Facts About Cockroaches

Cockroaches are those pesky insects we avoid and kill as we scream. They are ugly and dirty and will drive you mad if you see more than a dozen at the same time.

1. Agile Creatures

Most insects find it difficult to move over terrain that is too rocky or too uneven. However, these creatures can move quite easily and like they have no care in the world no matter how difficult the surface of the land.

 

2. Nocturnal Traits

Cockroaches are nocturnal, which means that they come out only during the night. If you shine a light at them, they will run away. So, instead of wasting money on insect-repellent sprays and the like, you can just take your torch and follow them till they reach the exit and slam the door as hard as you can.

 

3. Darkness is Their Friend

Cockroaches like to live in darkness and in groups. If you see a single roach in the wilderness, you can be sure that it will be followed by its relatives and friends. They are probably sensitive to the light which is why the live like they do and run from the light as mentioned in the above point.

4. Not too fussy

Cockroaches will eat whatever they can find and are not too fussy as long as their tummies are full. This includes other insects, maybe their own friends and plants and waste products lying about. It would be pretty easy to open a restaurant for cockroaches, don’t you think?

 

5. Chirping and Hissing Noises

While crickets and mosquitoes are annoying in their own special way, cockroaches really take the cake. They like to chirp and hiss as they move around or come in contact with anything solid. If you put these sounds together, you will find that these tiny insects are more irritating than birds that are known to sit around and coo.

 

6. Strong and Sturdy Wins the Race

We would probably start complaining about how we are starving to death if we don’t eat for a few hours but cockroaches can eat nothing for a month and stay alive. We should learn something from them.

 

7. Lazy

Cockroaches are known to spend about 75% of the day just sitting around and doing nothing. Since they can’t read or listen to music and are clearly not too fond of food, it must get pretty boring but they like being lazy and who can blame them?

 

8. Headless and Hearty

If you manage to cut off its head, it will live for at least 7 days and move about. It may bump into things but it will stay alive. After the 7th day, it will die of thirst because its mouth would have gone with its head.

9. Eighteen Knees

Cockroaches have six legs which should mean that they have 12 knees but interestingly, they have six more! It is no doubt that they move around as fast as they do. If we had eighteen knees, we could probably walk to the moon and back within a few hours.

 

10. Brainy

Our brains are situated in our skulls, that is, our heads. This insect’s brain is scatter through its tiny body which is why it can survive for a week without its head.

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