5 Disgusting Facts About Cockroaches

5 Disgusting Facts About Cockroaches


five disgusting facts about cockroaches the cockroaches one annoying and
troublesome insects that we humans still aren’t used to and probably never will
be this is even though roaches have adapted
to hang around us since forever and seems to be enjoying the relationship
there are lots of interesting and disgusting facts about roaches that many
of us do not know for example they are super bugs that can survive for weeks
with vital parts missing they love our ears and they can bite us when we
stopped leaving food for them cockroaches are tough survivors and getting rid of
them is ridiculously difficult cutting of a roach head does not even count as
death sentence because the pest can survive for weeks without it the roach
only does later because it doesn’t have a mouth with which to eat or drink
cockroaches can live without their hands because they do not use their heads the
same we do we humans died soon after decapitation because our bodies lose lots
of blood and blood pressure cockroaches do not have much blood or
blood pressure to begin with so their necks just clot and they continue
roaming around as if nothing happened even if we humans managed to find a way
around the massive loss of blood and blood pressure we would still be finished
because the nerves in our bodies need to be connected to our brains to survive we
also need our noses and mouths to breathe the bodies of roaches work
independently of their tiny brains they also breathe through small holes on
their bodies all these features allow cockroaches to
live for weeks without their heads they only succumb to hunger and thirst
because they have not figured out a way to eat and drink with their skin
interestingly the head of cockroach remains alive for hours after decapitation as evidenced by its moving antennae in
fact the head can remain alive for longer if it is refrigerated and given
enough nutrients according to one common cockroach fact
that has been appearing on the Internet this creatures hated when human touch
them so much that they often flee to start cleaning themselves of disgusting
human contact but it’s not what you think
cockroaches hate humans or anything else touching them because that simple
contact can be dangerous for their existence to be clear
cockroaches hate being around humans as much as humans hate being around this
disgusting insects cockroaches naturally flee from larger creatures human or not
because they know that any contact with larger creatures will often lead to
death in fact contact with almost any organism could have some residue on the
roach that could be detrimental to its survival in the case of humans it is the
natural oils that we unwittingly leave on anything we touch that oil can also
disrupt how the cockroach body works most affected are the antennae they seem
unremarkable to us but they are crucial to the cockroach survival they work as
the creatures nose and are required for smelling food and finding potential mate
those oils will reduce the pest ability to smell which is bad for the roach cockroaches are smarter than we think
they can even make decisions in groups just like many other insects and animals
several years back Dr. Jose Halloy of the free university of brussels belgium
conducted a study to observe how roaches think he put several of them inside a
dish with three homes and waited to see how they will divide themselves Dr.
Halloy observed that the roaches first came together touching each other with
their antennae after some time they divided themselves into the homes
equally for example 50 roaches split into two groups of 25 each when they
were given three homes with a capacity of 40 roaches each one grouped lived in
the first home and the other group lived in the second the third home was
abandoned all 50 roaches also opted to live in a single home when they were
given three homes that would accommodate over 50 roaches each termites and cockroaches belong to
the same order Blattodea so termites are technically cockroaches
interestingly termites were not considered cockroaches until 2018 before
then termites belong to the order I Isoptera
studies into the similarities between both creatures began in 1934 when
researchers observed that their guts contains similar microbes a research
paper published in 2007 finally confirmed that they were relatives and
recommended that the taxonomic rank be adjusted to put them under the same
family actually the paper suggested that the order Blattodea for cockroaches
and Isoptera for termites should be considered sub families under a new
family called Termitidae several scientists with entomological Society of
America refused this suggestion at the time because they did not want termites
to be considered cockroaches besides another termitidae family already
existed in the taxonomic rank and could cause confusion with the new suggested
termitidae family the ESA later backtrack and agreed to categorize
termites as cockroach under putting it to a vote in 2018 ESA reclassified the
termite order. Isoptera as a sub order and place it under the
cockroach Blattodea order instead of creating a new family as the 2007
paper suggested that does not mean you should call
termites cockroach though termites should be called termites and cockroaches
cockroaches remember that saying about knowing a tomato is a fruit but not
putting it into fruit salad a similar idea applies here knowledge is knowing
that a termite is a cockroach wisdom is not calling it a cockroach cockroaches love sugar they will give
you a thumbs up if you leave candy cakes fruits and juice with high sugar content
lying uncovered around your home leave raw sugar lying around and they will love
you forever pest control businesses discovered this in 1980s they observed
that sprinkling sugar in a location would leave roach milling around in no
time the businesses use that to their advantage and started to bait roaches with
glucose laced with insecticide the meal killed the roaches when they returned to
their homes other roaches who opened eat the remains of the dead which is not
surprising because these creatures will eat almost anything the scavenging
roaches also died as the body of the dead roaches still contain the poison
this went on for some time until the cockroach learned that sugar was
killing them cockroaches later began to resist this sugar their senses quickly
adjusted to detect sweet sugar as bitter many pest control businesses
discovered that too and replaced the glucose with fructose a different sugar
the roaches quickly caught on and started avoiding fructose as well
scientists traced this surprising switch to millions of years ago when roaches
first developed the ability to detect sweet but poisonous parts of certain
plants they ate as bitter that scale was genetically suppressed when they started
to live around humans and only returned when humans started to poison their food you

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