As we saw in the last post, cockroaches are bugs that hide a lot of secrets and most people do not know it. They carry on Earth over 300 million years; they are organized in democracy and are the most resistant insect in the world. But that is not all. There are many other things we bed you did not know and that you’ll do well to know whether to look interesting at a dinner or just because of a thirst for knowledge. What should we know about cockroaches, part II:

  • White blood: Cockroaches have white blood because they lack hemoglobin in their blood. Cockroaches don’t have blood vessels like a mammal does, and their blood is not used to carry oxygen.
  • 18 knees: Cockroaches are big insects. A typical cockroach has six legs with at least 18 knees. (Probably you didn’t want to know that)
  • Pregnant for life: A female cockroach mates once in a lifetime and remains pregnant for the rest of her life.
  • They die upside down: If you had the displeasure of finding a dead cockroach, you probably know that, but you don’t know the reason. Cockroaches die upside down because they lose the ability to control its muscles so they become unbalanced and die face up.
  • Cockroach: The name "cockroach” imitates the sound it makes when it crushes.
  • Good luck: In ancient times, it was considered that cockroaches gave good luck and were a kind of "charm". So it was very common to let loose cockroaches in new homes to give good luck. A pretty nasty tradition if we see it through the eyes of today.
  • Medicinal possibilities: Cockroaches are the insects with more medical possibilities. Some investigations studied its chemical components to treat diseases like AIDS.
  • Cockroaches can run up to three miles per hour and they can see in the dark: Special skills that make them one of the most difficult insects to catch. They also like to conduct its activities at night, which often go unnoticed.
  • They can produce between 300 and 400 descendants: In addition to the art of survival, they also dominate the playback. Cockroaches breed on average about 350 descendants, but some species can produce up to 300,000 eggs throughout her life.

The amazing reproductive capacity of cockroaches is fascinating. However, we must not forget that, as we saw in the last post, cockroaches are carriers of more than 30 diseases and a major health risk. Therefore, considering how they reproduce, it is important to solve the problem of pests at home before it gets worse. If this is your case, visit us at and start acting ASAP with the best technology, because in the blink of an eye, that little annoyance can become your personal hell. 

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