Where Do Cockroaches Come From?

Cockroaches can be found in many different places. They can be found in cardboard boxes and newspapers. Their breeding ground is usually moist and warm. If you notice them in your home, the first thing you should do is eliminate the source of their food. Cockroaches like to live in warm environments, so you should clean up the areas around your refrigerator, oven, and other food preparation areas on a regular basis.

A female cockroach can lay two egg cases a week, with each egg case holding around forty to one hundred eggs. The eggs hatch within about a hundred days. The egg cases of female cockroaches are referred to as ootheca. They are white and the exoskeleton is soft. When they are fully mature, the roaches develop into adults.

Cockroaches are thought to have originated about 300 million years ago in the ancient landmass Pangaea. It was a time when all dry land on the earth was concentrated in one area. Then, continental drift split the planet into continents, and the early roaches traveled with it. They populated the new continents, and multiplied.

A cockroach can survive days without food if it is able to hide in a dark, dingy area. It can also survive for a week without food. While you may think that a cockroach can survive for days without food, it actually requires a lot more water than it can survive without it.