We're Doomed! Cockroaches Are Reportedly Becoming Immune To Insecticides

How are we to kill them now?

  • Wednesday, 3 July 2019
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We're Doomed! Cockroaches Are Reportedly Becoming Immune To Insecticides

Humanity is doomed! 

If you have watched Wall-E or read about cockroaches in general, you know that they have been around longer than us human beings, and they will probably be around long after homosapiens go extinct. 

If that's not unsettling enough, a new study by a group of Prudue University scientist in Germany have again proved the hardiness of the gross creatures.

That's because the scientists have discovered that cockroaches are becoming immune to insecticides! 

Hah! You think you can get rid of us that easy?
According to the study, several types of chemicals were tested against German cockroaches and researchers found that the crawlers become cross-resistant, making them almost impossible to kill them off. 

Usually, exterminators use a cocktail of chemicals to treat cockroach-infested areas so that even if some of roaches are immune to one type of insecticide, another type will kill them. 

Unfortunately, the study shows that the insects are even resisting these chemicals.

What's worse is that when these cockroaches make babies - and they can make up to 50 every three months - the baby cockroaches are also born with the immunity. 

Besides being disgusting, cockroaches also pose serious health risks. 

The insects carry dangerous bacteria such as E.coli and salmonella, and trigger conditions such as asthma attacks. 

Cockroaches don't like clean spaces much
So, what's the solution? Combine different types of pest management options, the researchers indicated. 

Keeping your surroundings clean, vacuuming often and using traps could help prevent the roaches from turning your home into theirs.  

In the meantime, we're just praying that those German cockroaches are just smarter, and the kinds found here are not as evolved.

We doubt it, but one can hope, right?

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