Researchers Claim Cockroaches Are Becoming ‘Almost Impossible’ To Kill
Can’t get rid of your roaches? well there’s a good explanation for that. Researchers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, found evidence that cockroaches are now becoming harder to kill!
Why? Apparently, pesticides are failing to work on the most common type of cockroach in the world, the German cockroach. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, found that the insects are developing a resistance to the insecticides on which exterminators rely. The study also found the roaches could pass down their resistant genes to their offspring.
“This is a previously unrealized challenge in cockroaches,” said Michael Scharf, an author of the study and a professor at Purdue University. “Cockroaches developing resistance to multiple classes of insecticides at once will make controlling these pests almost impossible with chemicals alone.”
Now, the bugs are dangerous because they can carry dozens of bacteria which can make people very sick, ABC News notes. However, It was said that further genetic testing will be needed to determine the actual cause of this.
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