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Cockroaches also eat people (dead and alive). Know how to defend yourself

Summary

They have been on the planet for over 300 million years since the time of the dinosaurs and they eat everything but cucumber. It is not a horror movie plot, it is a fact that cannot be overlooked. Cockroaches also […]

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They have been on the planet for over 300 million years since the time of the dinosaurs and they eat everything but cucumber.

It is not a horror movie plot, it is a fact that cannot be overlooked. Cockroaches also eat people, in fact, they eat everything but cucumber and the reason nobody has yet been able to explain it.

As for the question of these hated insects liking human flesh, there is an explanation.

Despite having no teeth, cockroaches bite a human being while sleeping, always starting with the big toe and the soles of the feet, in addition to the nails and palms using their jaws and thus eat pieces of people, dead or alive.

They also like to eat human eyelashes and with their jaws they can scrape surfaces leaving holes in human skin that cause terrible pain.

The remains of food also attract the attention of these insects, especially the dry milk that is in the mouth of babies while they sleep.

Little ones are more susceptible because they sleep more heavily. The less food left in the house, the less likely the cockroaches will act.

Avoid leaving beer cans lying around containing the rest of that drink. That’s because they love sour beer, which is actually their favorite food.

Among the bizarre things that whet these insects’ appetites are feces, paper, glue, leather and even other cockroaches.

The legend of the headless cockroach

It is common to read a few things about the headless cockroach legend, but this is totally true.

Cockroaches can live for more than a month without their heads, because it is normal for them to stay that same time without eating anything and many weeks without drinking water.

All of this because their essential vital structures are scattered throughout the abdomen, especially those that allow them to keep breathing and, therefore, if for one reason or another they lose their head, the nervous ganglion located in the chest begins to coordinate their movements.

In this way, they are able to escape from threats, not to mention that due to the fact that light-sensitive cell coatings are on their bodies, cockroaches can detect any danger and go into the shadows to protect themselves.

This does not mean that they are immortal, because one day, like everything that lives on Earth, inevitably death will also come for cockroaches.

5,000 species of cockroaches have been found living on the planet for 325 million years, since the time of the dinosaurs.

Among the species of cockroaches that live is the American, German and Madagascar. So before humans arrived here, they were already ready and playing terror.