• Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens.
  • There are 5,000 species of cockroaches worldwide.
  • Newborn German cockroaches become adults in as little as 36 days.
  • Oriental cockroaches are often found in sewers and will enter structures through drains.
  • American cockroaches are found in food processing areas and food storage areas, as well as other types of buildings.
  • Cockroaches can withstand temperatures as cold as 32°F. In extremely cold places, however, they survive by moving in with humans.