Cockroach Trivia

cockroachCockroaches are true masters of survival. They are incredibly adept at getting into homes and making themselves welcome. Do not think that roaches are only found in lower class houses or districts. These little monsters are everywhere and are spreading. Once a roach moves in they are extremely difficult to remove. If you do have a roach problem you would be well advised to seek the help of a professional and get them out as quickly as possible.

There are more than 3500 known species of  cockroaches.

The largest roach in the world lives in South America. These insects can have a one foot wing span and grow to be 6 inches long.

Cockroaches can hold their breath for half an hour and go without food for a month. They can go for two whole weeks without water. A cockroach can take up to a week to die after its head has been cut off. This is because its brain is not located all in its head. Continue reading

Ant Trivia

ants walkin in a lineIt is estimated that at any time there are more than one quadrillion (1 000 000 000 000 000) ants on the planet. They live on every continent of the world except Antarctica. They are both invasive and adaptable insects, which is why they have been around for millions of years.

Not all ants sting. Wood ants and black ants spray formic acid.

There are over 12500 recognised species of ants.

All ants have six jointed legs. They have three body sections the abdomen, the thorax and the head.

Ants have a pair of antennae which they use for both touching and smelling objects.

Ants have two eyes which are made up of many smaller eyes. These eyes are referred to as compound eyes. Continue reading