Pest World for Kids: Cockroaches

Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, evolving into some of the most adaptable pests on Earth.

There are approximately 4,000 living species of cockroaches in the world. About 70 of these species are found in the United States.

Cockroaches are commonly found in buildings and homes because they prefer warm environments close to food and water. Unfortunately, cockroaches can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. They can also spread nearly 33 different kinds of bacteria.

Find more facts about and information on cockroach pest control at the official NPMA website.


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