When I write my blog, it is important to me that the readers learn something new in each weekly edition. It’s particularly important to understand the danger that some of our regional household pests pose to you and your family. Hello, my “dog-blog” friends. Thank you for joining me once again for this week’s edition of; What’s Buggin’ You? (sm)

Cockroaches; I can’t stand the dirty little buggers! When I think about children picking up disease, most common allergens causing Asthma from these household invaders; it makes me want to tear up my favorite stuffy toy!…. Well, maybe someone else’s stuffy toy. Anyway, after writing last week’s blog, “Cockroaches — Worldwide Distributors of Disease”, I was thinking, while I’m on the subject, it would be a good idea to arm my readers with several cockroach facts. Here is a list I’m calling Cockroach “fact mania” that will have you thinking about these nasty buggers and how incredibly adaptive they are:

  • The cockroach’s brain is in its entire body.
  • Cockroaches can survive without food for one month.
  • Cockroaches have white colored blood.
  • A typical cockroach has six legs with at least 18 knees.
  • A female cockroach mates once in a lifetime and remains pregnant for the rest of her life.
  • Cockroaches spend 75% of their time resting.
  • Cockroaches can hold their breath for 40 minutes. The best a human can do is 9 minutes.
  • Cockroaches breathe through their sides.
  • Cockroaches can run at a speed of 3 miles an hour; the walking speed of an average human.
  • Cockroaches have been found to be one of the chief asthma-triggering allergens found in homes.
  • Cockroaches originated about 280 million years ago.
  • The largest ever cockroach was discovered in South America. It is 6 inches long and has a one-foot wingspan.
  • Cockroaches mainly forage for food at night.
  • Cockroaches have been found to be the triggers for over 30 diseases in humans.
  • This last fact alone makes them a very dangerous pest especially if you have children. Cockroaches are known to bite human babies!!

That does it; now I’m growling mad! Leave the babies alone!! If you see cockroaches in your home, call Loyal! That way you can sit back and relax and not think about having the nasty little critters in your home messing with you and your family!

To understand how to best prevent having cockroaches invade your home, refer to last week’s blog.

If you have any questions; give us a call, visit our website, or contact us via social media. Until next week, this is Hunter, Loyal’s K-9 Termite Detective howling; What’s Buggin’ You? I’ll be barking at you once again next week.

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