Cockroach Milk: the New Edible Protein Craze

Cockroach Milk.. New Health Food  Craze?
Cockroach Milk.. New Health Food Craze?

When you have a cockroach infestation, it makes sense to contact a NYC cockroach specialist, right? After all, how else are you supposed to rid your home of these pests. However, it turns out that cockroaches might not be as bad as we once thought; at least in other parts of the world.

A cockroach farm in China produces millions of these pests every year, and a recent CNN article indicates that the Pacific Beetle Cockroach might actually have more to offer than just headaches. This is the only species of cockroach that is said to produce milk for its babies, but it’s not milk in the conventional sense.

The Pacific Beetle Cockroach is the only species of cockroach that doesn’t lay eggs. Instead, it carries its babies in its brood sac, which is similar to a uterus. The brood sac produces a liquid that nourishes the baby cockroaches and it becomes a crystalized substance when they ingest it.

While it might sound strange, this milky substance has been found to have as much as four times the amount of protein as cow’s milk. Researchers are considering whether or not a synthetic approach might lead to better protein supplements in years to come.

Of course, you don’t care about any lactating cockroaches that you might find in your home. Instead, contact us, your NYC cockroach specialist if you’d like professional help getting rid of them.