Sometimes confused with black beetles from the garden, cockroaches are distinguished by their very long whip-like antennae, flat oval bodies and rapid, jerky gait.

Cockroach Facts & Figures

  • Cockroaches can go for many days between meals although males feed most days
  • Females spend 75% of their lives not eating and can survive for nearly 5 days without food
  • Cockroaches have a life cycle of approximately 100 days
  • Females lay between 12 - 50 eggs depending on its species
  • Predominately nocturnal they gain access using small cracks and crevices
  • They do need access to moisture to survive although they will eat almost anything
  • Defecate and regurgitate onto surfaces