Cockroaches, around since the dinosaur age, can live for over a month without food. They can even survive for up to a week without their head! Most cockroaches are nocturnal and will run away from any exposed light. Some can go without air for 45 minutes while others can go 3 months without food.

These insects can crawl through microscopic cracks in your household and carry nasty odors and terrible diseases.


  1. Roaches walked the earth with dinosaurs
  2. The German, Oriental and brown banded cockroach is usually the only type that invades your home.
  3. Cockroaches can live without their heads — but will eventually die because it can’t drink water.
  4. Roaches will eat anything… literally from dead skin to dirty diaper feces to bananas and just crumbs or even unnoticed grease
  5. Some roaches can live up to 30 minutes underwater
  6. Roaches can be a trigger for asthma