READ: Cockroaches are Evolving to Become Immune to Bug Sprays

Just when we thought bug sprays were our best friend when a creeper is just around the corner, research suddenly comes up with the news it might not even work anymore.

A study by Purdue University has concluded the German cockroach, also called Blattela germanica, being immune to the bug poison. In the research, it was found that this cockroach species has immunity to the certain toxin but the study has drastically changed and they are surprised by the conclusion.

Apparently, the new cockroaches that are being born can live even when sprayed with the poison and the offspring are growing at a fast rate.

“We didn’t have a clue that something like that could happen this fast,” Michael Scharf, co-author of the research, shared. “Cockroaches developing resistance to multiple classes of insecticides at once will make controlling these pests almost impossible with chemicals alone.”

Purdue’s labs, central Illinois and Indiana have been noted that there were roach infestations in the building where the study was conducted and the several variations bug sprays that were used for the research were not able to terminate the generations of roaches.

According to Orkinexterminators, female German cockroaches can lay 400 eggs in their lifetime.

Are you hoping this doesn’t spread worldwide? Or maybe we can just use a slipper instead?


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