My boyfriend and I just relocated to Las Vegas and cockroaches is not what we wanted to find in our new home. We contacted the guys at Red Rock Pest Control and they are great. They came out immediately,
explained the products they use, and we haven’t seen a roach since.
I can’t say enough about Red Rock. They have been amazing. They had to come back out after our first roach treatment o do a followup which I guess is normal. Absolutely fantastic service. Roaches are the worst but Dustin and Jeff are great.
Six Mind Blowing Facts About Cockroaches
• Roaches are the Michael Phelps of the insect world.
They can hold their breath for up to a half hour and are adept swimmers. They naturally hold their breath to retain body fluids.
• Cockroaches, over millennia, have developed the ability to survive weeks without food.
Water is the Achilles heal of the roach though and they can only survive one week. Eliminate water sources or standing water and you are on your way to eliminate cockroaches. German cockroaches gravitate to kitchens in residential homes because of the ready availability of water.
• Cockroaches are beyond ancient.
Unbelievably, cockroaches are thought to have inhabited the Earth for well over 300 million years. That makes them older than the dinosaurs and also means they have survived all major extinction events including comet and asteroid strikes as well as the Ice Ages. Arguably, cockroaches are the “toughest” or most resilient creature on the planet. Hopefully this fact will give you a little more respect for the cockroach exterminator that successfully eliminates these nearly indestructible pests.
• They are perfect invaders.
Cockroaches have flexible bodies and they can contort their exoskeletons so that they are able to squeeze into crawl spaces less than a quarter of their body size.
• They have speed comparable to comic book superheroes.
If we were to scale a cockroaches’ speed to human scales, they can sprint for long distances at what would amount to nearly 200 miles per hour!!!!! That would be equivalent to some of the fastest sports cars on Earth.
• Cockroaches are garbage disposals.
Cockroaches will eat nearly anything. From glue to rubber sealants, they will consume anything that contains some form of sugar. Basically, cockroaches have an infinite supply of food sources. Under certain conditions they will even eat each other.