Fun Bug Facts – Cockroaches

Did You Know?

  • American cockroaches can produce 6-14 egg capsules, each containing 14-16 eggs each, in one mating season.
  • Cockroaches can live without food for one month, but will only survive a week without water.
  • The American cockroach has shown a marked attraction to alcoholic beverages, especially beer.
  • 1 in 4 people are sensitive to cockroaches.
  • In 2005, more people in the South mentioned having problems with cockroaches (26%) than anywhere else in the country.