Fact: The German cockroach is the most common house-infesting cockroach and the number one pest in Adelaide.
Fact: The cockroach can live without its head for an entire week.
Fact: The word cockroach comes from the Spanish word “Cucaracha” which means “crazy bug”.
Fact: There are about 4,000 different species of cockroaches in the world. About 30-50 species live in Australia.
Fact: The world’s largest roach lives in South America and is 6 inches long with a one-foot wingspan.
Fact: Cockroaches will eat almost anything: left-over human food, paper, wood, leather, cigarette butts, toothpaste, coffee grinds, glue, soap, feces, fabric, shoes, paint, the glue on the back of wallpaper, human hair, fingernails, etc
Fact: German cockroaches are very small. They can squeeze through a crack that is about 1/16th of an inch wide.