OtherGround Forums Cockroaches nearly impossible to kill....evolving

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https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-cockroach-evolve-chemicals-impossible-kill-20190701-

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Cockroaches are evolving to a point where they’ll be nearly impossible to kill

 

Cockroaches are being born impervious to bug sprays and it’s happening fast.

A Purdue University study found that the commonly found German species of roaches are being born with an immunity to toxins with which they haven’t yet been in contact. The shocking study, published on Live Science, concluded the evolution of the German cockroach, also called the Blattella germanica, develops an immunity to new poisons in as quickly as one generation of offspring.

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

The study was conducted in various buildings in central Illinois and Indiana as well as at Purdue’s labs that had roach infestations. Researchers used various combinations of bug sprays and studied several generations of roaches to reach their conclusion.

German cockroaches, which reproduce quickly and scavenge among areas occupied by people, are described in the report as “the species that gives all other cockroaches a bad name.

” Stopping the super scavengers from spreading bacteria and disease in the future will depend on traps and vacuums more so than chemicals, the report suggests.

A Female German cockroach can lay nearly 400 eggs in a lifetime, according to Orkin exterminators. They also note that despite having wings, this seemingly evolving breed of roach “very rarely flies.”

7/2/19 7:45 AM
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"German cockroaches, which reproduce quickly and scavenge among areas occupied by people"
 

German?

 

Come on now......."German"??

 

;-)

7/2/19 7:52 AM
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Fuuuuck. Hopefully they can come up with some kind of novel approach. Some kind of targeted fungus, maybe?

7/2/19 7:59 AM
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I thought we were in the middle of an insect apocalypse or something?
7/2/19 2:21 PM
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Get yourself a pet shrew. It hunts and eats insects non stop.
7/2/19 2:36 PM
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Literally Nazis.

7/2/19 2:43 PM
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Pencil Neck - Get yourself a pet shrew. It hunts and eats insects non stop.

They sell them in the Wal Mart pet section if I'm not mistaken
7/2/19 3:21 PM
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ptper -
Pencil Neck - Get yourself a pet shrew. It hunts and eats insects non stop.

They sell them in the Wal Mart pet section if I'm not mistaken

How can they tell them apart from the customers and employees? 

7/2/19 3:31 PM
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Pencil Neck - Get yourself a pet shrew. It hunts and eats insects non stop.

Good luck taming that fucking thing

7/2/19 3:40 PM
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danggook - 
Pencil Neck - Get yourself a pet shrew. It hunts and eats insects non stop.

Good luck taming that fucking thing


LOL

7/2/19 3:41 PM
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7/2/19 3:44 PM
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Is this a pun on Liberals?

7/2/19 4:00 PM
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P749 -

Is this a pun on Liberals?

You really had to be “that guy” huh?

7/2/19 4:48 PM
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The German coakroaches cant be gassed? Better start using ovens.

7/2/19 4:57 PM
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densefog - 

I sprayed one iwth "roach spray" last week in the garage, set the can on top and left it to dispose of later (don't want it crawling away to die somewhere else).

24 hours later I lift the can up and this fuckers legs are still waving at me! 


Billy Roach
7/2/19 6:38 PM
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danggook - 
Pencil Neck - Get yourself a pet shrew. It hunts and eats insects non stop.

Good luck taming that fucking thing


Legit LOL

7/2/19 7:58 PM
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Fuuuuck. Hopefully they can come up with some kind of novel approach. Some kind of targeted fungus, maybe?

We had something like that in the mid 90’s.  Was called Biopath.  They didn’t last too long (on the market).  Not sure what happened.

 

 

7/2/19 8:52 PM
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This is dumb. Just get a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol or ammonia (Windex works fine as well.) Both "chemicals" that will kill the fuck out of roaches or any critter. Little smell that dissipates quickly, no mess and hella effective. You're welcome.
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I hate fucking cockroaches.

I remember staying the night with a friend that had moved to a city 20 miles away as a kid. His house was infested. Trailer park. They were literally in the microwave crawling between the walls. Fuckers survived a microwave. Not surprised by this news 

 

Didn't eat for the whole day, got home asap

7/2/19 9:02 PM
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Be nice to the roaches
7/2/19 9:04 PM
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I wonder if scientists can isolate the cockroach super genes & inject them into people... 

7/2/19 9:07 PM
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TheComplexHalfling -
P749 -

Is this a pun on Liberals?

You really had to be “that guy” huh?

Every thread has one at least. It’s an MMA site not a right wing safe space. Take your politics somewhere else 

7/2/19 9:17 PM
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In

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danggook -
Pencil Neck - Get yourself a pet shrew. It hunts and eats insects non stop.

Good luck taming that fucking thing

Nice