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The cockroach population is declining and we don't know why.

They inspire universal revulsion and revulsion. They can be found wherever there is food. The dirtier and darker it is, the more likely you are to encounter a cockroach. Over the years, cockroaches have gained a bad reputation as they carry various diseases and are very difficult to eradicate. They are resistant to poisons and radioactive radiation.

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Cockroach is the common name for the Oriental cockroach or cockroach.

There are more than 3500 species of cockroaches. There are 16 species in Poland, the most common of which is the Prussian (Blatella germanica).

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Cockroaches are synanthropic animals, that is, animals that have adapted to life in an environment transformed by humans.

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Naturally, oriental cockroaches are found in Crimea, the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea.

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Male cockroaches reach a body length of up to 28,7 mm, and females - up to 27 mm.

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Cockroaches can spread diseases such as jaundice, dysentery, typhoid fever and tuberculosis.

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Cockroaches don't fly.

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Cockroaches are omnivores.

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The German cockroach can live up to 40 days without food.

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Cockroaches can tolerate radioactive radiation 100 times higher than the dose harmful to humans.

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Cockroaches recognize each other by smell.

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The lifespan of a cockroach is 190 days for females and 180 days for males.

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Some species of cockroaches have become so rare that they are proposed to be protected as species.

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Cockroaches can be found in 12 percent of Polish hospitals.

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In Russia, the presence of cockroaches is considered a sign of well-being in the home.

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Cockroaches are a regular part of the diet of residents of Southeast Asian countries.

They are a valuable source of proteins, fats, mineral salts and vitamins.

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Cockroaches are also kept as pets.

When kept in terrariums, they serve either as food for other animals such as reptiles or arachnids, or as general farm animals. This second type of reproduction is typical for rarer and more exotic cockroaches.

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