The earliest roach fossils are thought to come from the Carboniferous period more than 345 million years ago. Modern cockroaches are said to have evolved from these ancient insects. The first modern cockroach appeared during the early Cretaceous period.
There are more than 4,500 species of cockroaches on the planet, 30 of which are common to humans. It is now known that the cockroach was around long before the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. The first roaches were approximately 3.5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide, which is twice as big as the roaches in American homes.Learn More
Get rid of cockroaches by taking away their food supply, eliminating hiding places, drying up standing water and using poison. Sealing cracks and other openings to the outside prevents them from entering your home.Full Answer >
To eliminate German cockroaches, clean the home thoroughly, and use a vacuum to remove any visible roaches. After cleaning, apply bait-style insecticide throughout the home. Spray insecticide can be used to quickly reduce severe infestations, and powdered insecticide can be used with bait systems for long-lasting pest control.Full Answer >
Termites evolve from egg to nymph to adult through simple metamorphosis. Colonies are established in dark, damp areas receiving little exposure to air near a source of moisture.Full Answer >
Cassette tapes for playing and recording music were thought to be introduced in 1958 by RCA. Prior to the 1950s, German engineers released an item called the Magnetophon in 1935, which was based on the 1928 invention of magnetic tape.Full Answer >