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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.

Exactly Why Do We Hate Cockroaches So Much?

What Is It About Cockroaches That We Hate?
What Is It About Cockroaches That We Hate?

The last thing a property owner wants to see scurrying around their property is a cockroach. These intimidating bugs are fast, creative at getting into food sources, and in some cases show no fear when confronted.

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There are even more reasons why the sight of cockroaches traveling over, under, and around your living area can make your skin crawl. Any one of these situations is why many people choose to contact a NYC cockroach exterminator for professional help needed to eliminate these and other bug problems.

• Cockroaches have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, which means they have adapted very well to the planet’s many changes and are most likely at the top of the list of survivors.

• Cockroaches have around 4,600 subspecies setting up housekeeping around the world.

• Some species are known to carry allergens that can be problematic for asthma sufferers.

• Roaches are transporters of bacteria as they traverse through many dark, dank, and unclean areas.

• Most people have an adverse attitude towards cockroaches because of their size and armored-body look.

• They’re just gross.

• However, on the list of dangerous insects that are harmful to humans, cockroaches rank much lower than mosquitoes.

At Stern Environmental Group, our NYC cockroach exterminator specialists are standing by to rid your property of disease carrying bugs. Contact us by phone or through our online form for more information or to schedule an appointment.

The Ick Factor: NYC Cockroaches Exposed in Viral Video

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Call Us for NYC and NJ Cockroach Extermination

Just in case you need another reminder of how gross cockroaches are, this viral video from Instagram user Martin James shows several dozen of the pests swarming out of a New York City subway drain to feed on discarded food. The video demonstrates why NYC cockroach control is such a daunting task. Where there is one cockroach, there is most certainly a lot more.

Roaches reproduce frequently and in large volume. They are able to adapt a tolerance to poisons about as quickly as new ones are developed. They have also learned to avoid some of the sweet tasting bait traps. It is no wonder they are considered superpests. The lowly roach is able to thrive in just about every environment on the planet and can be found everywhere in the United States from Alaska to Florida.

Although it is unlikely that cockroaches would be able to survive a nuclear blast, they have survived for about 350 million years and earned their reputation as resilient pests that are very difficult to eliminate. They do not just infest dirty households. You can be a meticulous housekeeper who never leaves a crumb on the floor and still suffer an infestation.

Call the experts in NYC cockroach control at Stern for fast, safe extermination. We will evaluate your situation and develop an effective course of action to protect your family from these disease spreading creepy crawlers.