Cockroaches are present in this world even before dinosaurs exist. They are very primitive species lived 300 million years ago in Carboniferous Period few refers it’s as “Age of Cockroaches”. The warm and moist situation of that time on earth suits them well to live with. The fossils available of that era is so similar to the present cockroaches.
The most important things for cockroaches for successful living are warmth, water, food, and shelter. They are very well accustomed to live with human habitat. They get all these four by living in a home with people. Our normal daily activities like cooking, eating, washing etc give them the comfort of these needed things in our kitchen itself. Normally they won’t live in a vacant home.All cockroaches are the same style of living. Knowing their different needs will give us more control over them. It provides us the knowledge to where to search them and to take measures of control.
Cockroaches are hardy creatures. They live on soft food pieces and wastes. They can live without food for more than 10-15 days. They find their dwelling in small gaps and cracks which we may not be able to find easily. The survey very effectively. To control them we have to know their life cycle. We should know their lifespan, details of their egg laying capacity, their habits during their whole life cycle and their habitat.
BEHAVIOR AND HABITAT