Cockroaches are one of the insects known to last longest without food. Scientific research has proved that a cockroach can last up to a whole month without having need of food. This makes them very hardy and able to survive the harshest of conditions even in the worst places. Besides food, they are also known to be able to stay without several other things for such a long time that you might mistake them for dead when in fact they are only sleeping. For instance, they can go without breathing for up to 40 minutes. To understand this period, you need to know that humans can only last up to nine minutes without breathing, thus if you want to suffocate a cockroach, you need to keep it without air for over a minute. Another interesting fact about the ability of cockroaches to go without things is that it can last a week without its head.
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Bed bugs are such a health hazard in the home due to their effect on health and general home comfort. They inhabit the most desired places in the home such as the bedroom, lounge and any other place where humans love to take rest. The desire to completely eliminate them from a home is always there and people keep trying different methods with varied success. One of the most difficult things about dealing with bed bugs is where they hide. They like hiding in such places like in cracks, curtain and bedding hemming among other hideouts. This means you can hardly see them if and when you want to do something about them. It makes it hard to spray pesticides and other chemicals that are available in the stores. The bugs have nowadays developed some resistance to chemical sprays such that even after spraying for several times, you might still have a good number of them remaining and reproducing more. This causes frustration and therefore a need to explore more effective control measures.(more...)
One of the most disgusting scenes in the home is the sight of a mouse moving around your kitchen or lounge when you are resting or preparing food. It can get even more sickening when you are hosting guests may be for an important social or business appointment. Mice can roam around the house any time in search of food and will stop at nothing to get to where they can satisfy their hunger. The worst thing about them is that efforts to eliminate them can sometimes be difficult and futile due to the methods that are commonly used. One of the most popular methods applied in eliminating mice is mice poison. This is a chemical substance that has the potential to kill the mice after consumption.
One time or the other in life, you have found your home infested with one parasite or another. The most common of home parasites are bed bugs. These are tiny insects that suck blood from us when we sleep and can also act as disease vectors in a home environment. They are very scary and can be very hard to deal with especially if you are having the infestation for the very first time. There are several approaches to dealing with a bed bug infestation but the most trusted has always been the use of chemical sprays. These are widely available in stores in areas notorious with bedbugs and they can be easily applied, following instructions.
Cockroaches have become an increasingly more persistent problem over the past years. There are now different varieties of cockroaches found in different places. Sometimes, there can even be several cockroaches species in one home. This makes cockroach elimination a very difficult because of the varied resistance and survival levels of cockroaches. Cockroaches love homes because there they are assured of two things which are basic and vital for their multiplication and survival. One of these is shelter.