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Cockroach Milk is High in Protein. Is It on YOUR Shopping List?

Yum, Cockroach Milk is on the Menu!
Yum, Cockroach Milk is on the Menu!

The sight of cockroaches scurrying around might prompt immediate calls for NYC cockroach exterminators, but researchers have been putting these bugs to use. Researchers in Bangalore, India have been studying milk made from cockroaches.

Nutrients in Cockroach Milk

Although it might not sound pleasant or appetizing, cockroach milk has been found to contain important nutrients. Scientists at the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine determined that this milk contains four times the energy found in cow’s milk and three times the energy found in buffalo milk. The protein crystals in cockroach milk contain several essential amino acids, sugars and lipids that are needed for energy.

Cockroach Milk Candidates

Not all cockroaches can be milked. Researchers found that only female cockroaches that are around 54 days old and belong to the Diploptera Punctate species are able to be milked. These cockroaches, which live in the Pacific area, give birth to live young. Interestingly, the milk in these bugs isn’t liquid milk that we’re familiar with. Instead, it comes in the form of crystals.

While cockroach milk could be beneficial one day, the roaches you see around the NYC area aren’t good candidates for it. If you’re having problems with these pests, it’s important to have professional exterminators in the NYC area eliminate them as soon as possible.

If you need NYC cockroach exterminators for your property, contact Stern Environmental.

More Is Better: Grouping Stimulates Breeding in Cockroaches

German Cockroaches
German Cockroaches

Cockroaches cannot breed by themselves—but researchers in Japan have discovered that the females can reproduce when grouped without males. In other words, girls’ night out can apparently lead to pregnant cockroaches.

Asexual reproduction in cockroaches is a possibility, but lone females do not produce eggs very well. However, something about female grouping stimulates egg production.

Here’s what you need to know about the news:

• Parthenogenesis is the term for asexual reproduction due to a lack of mating partners.

• Many species breed by both sexual reproduction and parthenogenesis, but it wasn’t previously known that cockroaches did it more in female groupings.

• The study may lead to better understanding of cockroach breeding and thus better methods of controlling cockroaches.

Getting Rid of a Cockroach Infestation

Killing individual cockroaches on a daily basis gets old quickly. Whether you have a restaurant, hotel, retail store, or business office with a break room, they keep coming back. For professional NYC cockroach exterminators, eliminating eggs has always been the hardest part of the job.

Science has advanced quite a bit to help with cockroach control. We now use a modern pest control system called Cryonite to freeze cockroaches—and their eggs—with CO2. That means our NYC cockroach exterminators are green, safe, non-toxic, and amazingly effective. It’s the perfect combination for commercial pest control for offices, apartments, and more.

Call or click to get the cockroach specialists from Stern Environmental on the job.