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For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment test kitchen in Florida, something went very wrong.
A killer product stopped working. Cockroach populations there kept rising. Mystified researchers tested and discarded theory after theory until they finally hit on the explanation: In a remarkably rapid display of evolution at work, many of the cockroaches had lost their sweet tooth, rejecting the corn syrup meant to attract them. In as little as five years, the sugar-rejecting trait had become so widespread that the bait had been rendered useless.
Originally posted by Unity_99
And I'm keeping my sweet tooth, forever, into infinity. I can't wait to find out how many flavors of icecream there are when there are infinite colors....!!!!
Originally posted by ANNED
I have seen cockroaches living in building where no one had lived for over 15 years. Zero food for them but other smaller bugs that are hard to see.
Cockroaches can live good on things like dust mites and other bugs
Where i live in the desert.cockroaches in the summer come into the house not for food but for water and they can slip through the smallest cracks to get in.
good food to feed cockroaches is water with splenda mixed in.
Its sweet but not a poison so they just keep drinking it and die from starvation. mixed with sticky traps put in dark places around the house and a yearly bug bombing you can keep them under control.
You will never kill all of them in your home ever.