The length of the American cockroach’s life, which spans between 6 months and 1 year, is dependent upon their environment, diet and other incidental conditions.
When a cockroach lives in the most favorable conditions, rapid population growth results. However, when unfavorable conditions exist, adult cockroaches develop more slowly or die prematurely. How can we protect our homes from an invasion of cockroaches? Preventing cockroaches from invading your home is far more effective than trying to rid your home of them. Keeping your surroundings spic and span by eliminating all food and water sources to discourage these invaders. Eliminate hiding places whenever possible and make it difficult for these pests to invade your home. The list of house chores can be daunting to say the least to prevent a cockroach invasion. However, most of it is common sense. For example, keeping your garbage can clean and at a distance from your home is important, while putting the trash out regularly is imperative as well.
By keeping your surroundings clean and free of debris, you’ll keep the cockroaches, especially the flying cockroaches, at bay.