Sydneys Cockroaches Reveal They’re Not Scared of Floodwaters, Don’t Readjust So Quickly

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Sydneys Cockroaches Reveal They’re Not Scared of Floodwaters, Don’t Readjust So Quickly

What do cockroaches and floodwaters have in common? They are both the source of a lot of panic and destruction. In this article, we’ll find out what can happen when these two forces meet, but first, hear some scary things about cockroaches.

Cockroach damage after the floods

It’s no secret that Sydney residents were dealt a pretty rough hand after the recent floods. Homes were damaged, lives were lost, and the city was left in a mess. But despite all of this, some of Sydney’s cockroaches seem to be doing just fine!

Recently, news reports circulated online claiming that cockroaches were climbing out of waterlogged homes and into dry land to continue their lives. However, this isn’t actually what’s happening. Cockroaches actually have a pretty high tolerance for water and can even survive in flooded areas for extended periods of time.

So don’t be so quick to readjust your lifestyle after the floods – Sydney’s cockroaches will be just fine!

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How can we make our homes less vulnerable to cockroaches?

It’s been well known for years that cockroaches are pretty fearless creatures and can handle a lot of stressful situations. But now it seems as if they might not be so afraid after all – at least when it comes to floods. A new study has found that Australian cockroaches will continue to live and reproduce despite heavy flooding, showing no signs of being scared or retreating.

The study, published in the journal Pest Management Science, was carried out by researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia. They set up four experimental cockroach populations in enclosures that differed in their levels of flood protection – three of which were submerged under water for periods of up to two weeks. Despite the environment being incredibly stressful, all four populations continued to thrive and reproduce. In fact, the population that was submerged the longest had a higher number of offspring than any other group.

While this study doesn’t tell us anything about how cockroaches would handle a real flood event, it does suggest that they’re not as scared as we thought – and that we should probably rethink our plans if we’re looking to get rid of them. After all, they seem to be doing just fine.

If you’ve been living in Sydney lately, there’s a good chance you’ve been seeing a lot of cockroaches. Unfortunately for some people, these bugs have been turning up in their homes and businesses as the city reels from torrential rainfalls. Surprisingly, many Sydney residents say that cockroaches aren’t afraid of flooding.

What do we do when they’re in our house?

When the water starts pouring in, do we panic? Turns out, some Sydney cockroaches are pretty cavalier about the whole thing. They’ve been found living in floodwaters and even emerging unscathed – seemingly unafraid of high water. Scientists say this may be because cockroaches have a tough exoskeleton that helps them survive tough conditions. However, if you’re really concerned about your roach welfare, you can always readjust your expectations and try not to get to upset when they end up submerged.

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Further Reading

How to control pests after a flood both in residential & commercial properties

Avoid a pest control disaster after flooding

NSW heavy rain, floods and pest control

What types of cockroaches can be found in Sydney

How do you get rid of cockroaches