Cockroach Frequently Asked Questions

How long have roaches been around?

Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, so basically since the time of dinosaurs.

What is the life expectancy of a cockroach?

On average cockroaches live about 1 year.

Is it true that a cockroach can survive up to 1 week without its head?

Yes, cockroaches are known to be able to survive the toughest conditions including loss of their heads.

How many different species of cockroaches are there in the United States?

There are roughly 70 different cockroach species that can be found in the United States.

What type of cockroaches are common in Florida?

Common cockroach species that are found in Florida include:

  • American cockroach
  • German cockroach
  • Asian cockroach

How long can cockroaches live without food and water?

Cockroaches are known to be able to live up to 1 month without food. However, they can only live up to 1 week without water.