The cockroaches are among some of the most hated pests by the human. They tend to disgust people with their appearance and form. These unique creatures have been around the world for a very long time. In fact, the first species were believed to appear for the first time about 300,000 million years ago. Nowadays, they can be seen in over 4,000 species and most of the times they can be seen in houses and other buildings that are inhabited by people.
What’s so interesting about the cockroaches is that some of them are able to fly. But what could eventually cause a cockroach to fly? There are many reasons as to why these insects can fly and they are all known thanks to the scientists. Studies show that most of the times, cockroaches can fly when they start to panic. Panic literally makes them do things that they’ve never done before. When they feel like something is coming their way or is about to attack, or possibly kill them, like a human, for example, the cockroaches could easily start to fly as a method to get away.
It’s actually part of their nature to fly, just like other animals that tend to do such irrational things such as flying, when they feel like they are in danger or they are being threatened somehow. These species do not attack people but they could fly in the same direction if they feel targeted. That, however, doesn’t imply that they will bite or attack in any way. The cockroaches also be around people because of the light. Like other insects, they could be intrigued by the light and that could be a reason for them to go around people and wander around. Shockingly, scientists have discovered that the strong parts of the cockroaches are their limbs and wings.
They have two pairs of wings but they usually just use one of them, and when they fly, it’s not like they can stay in the air for much time. One of the reasons that some of them don’t fly is because of their body mass as they could weigh a lot. The flying usually works only for adult cockroaches. Baby cockroaches can’t fly because they don’t have the strength to do so. Either way, studies confirm that almost all of the species prefer to run as they are very good at that.
Cockroaches that are known to inhabit Singapore.
Some of the most famous cockroaches that can be seen flying around are wood cockroaches. The males usually prefer to live and stay in outdoor light, however, they could be seen inside when they feel affected by the presence of a female when it’s dark. Singapore, just like every other country, has a variety of insects and that includes cockroaches. There are mainly 3 types of cockroaches that you can definitely see there. These are the American, the German and the Brown Banded cockroach. Of all these types, the American cockroaches are the only ones that actually use their wings and fly.
They are also the most common type of cockroaches that can be seen in the country. An interesting fact about them is that they can go from 25 to 40 mm long. The Brown Banded cockroaches that inhabit Singapore prefer to live in humid places such as sewers and even drains. The lifespan of an adult cockroach of that type varies from 90 to 115 days. The third type, the German cockroaches, can be seen around buildings and places that people live in. They are mostly attracted by kitchens and other rooms that might include food or some leftovers.
How to avoid the appearance of cockroaches?
One thing is for sure, cockroaches can be seen everywhere around the world and not just in Singapore. These pests are totally different from the others. They have a very unique characteristic as well – they can live for over a week without their heads and still manage to survive because of the many holes that are part of their body segments. The thing that annoys people the most is that these insects can spread a lot of diseases because of the places that they like to inhabit so it’s always important to protect yourself. If you want to avoid the cockroaches, regardless of their type, it’s good to take out the trash all the time and keep the environment clean. The food should be stored in strong boxes and packages that will be hard for the cockroaches to get in. Keeping everything clean will make sure cockroaches don’t feel comfortable wandering around.