The end is near: Cockroaches are becoming harder to kill with insecticides

The end is near: Cockroaches are becoming harder to kill with insecticides

If you hate the sight and sound of cockroaches, we have bad news for you, unfortunately. 

Spraying a cockroach / iStock
Spraying a cockroach / iStock

Cockroaches - they vary in size and some of them can fly (God help us all). It just seems like it is only a matter of time until they rise up and take a stand against us humans. Eek!

I can't really imagine that there is anyone in the world who is obsessed with cockroaches. Okay, well, there was a show I saw once which showed a woman who had 100 of them as friends. Urgh, another topic for another day. 

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But thank goodness for insecticides which help us spray them away, right? Wrong, because according to CNN, the bugs have apparently developed some sort of resistance to the chemicals in these insecticides. And the worst news of it all is that apparently the resistance can be passed on to their little ones. The study was conducted by Purdue University in Indiana, USA 

The leader of the study said that there would be new methods that need to be deployed to assist in the eradication process, such as "traps and vacuums, and preventative measures like sanitation."

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Also, a not-so-fun fact: Did you know that there are almost 30 species of cockroaches? 

It seems that pretty soon, the Iron Throne is going to belong to them. 


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