New Study Finds Cockroaches Are Becoming Immune To Insecticides

Large Cockroach On A White Surface.

You've heard that cockroaches are the only creature on this planet that would survive a nuclear explosion, right?

Yeah, yeah..well something even more concerning is what a new study has found. A group of scientists from Purdue University found that the most common species of roaches are being born with immunity to various insecticides, including ones they have never been exposed to. YIKES! Who cares about them being able to survive a nuclear explosion....they'll start surviving my Raid spray?

According to Daily Mail, scientists tested three classes of insecticides, which kill the bugs in different ways. Over a six-month period, they found that within one or two generations, the roaches developed an immunity to the chemicals and they were unable to shrink their population.

"We would see resistance increase four- or six-fold in just one generation," study co-author Michael Scharf said. "We didn't have a clue that something like that could happen this fast."

Scharf warns that it might become impossible to curb cockroach populations, and we will need to find new ways to deal with infestations. "Cockroaches developing resistance to multiple classes of insecticides at once will make controlling these pests almost impossible with chemicals alone."

How do you feel about the results of this study?! *SOS*

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