Cockroaches have an economic value and entrepreneurs across China are cashing in on the increasing value of cockroaches. Pharmaceutical corporations are gobbling up dried cockroach supplies to make inexpensive drugs for China’s aging population. Cosmetic companies have found that cockroaches are an affordable source of protein and cellulose-like substances used in hair and skin care products.
Chinese farmers can earn a $20 profit with only $3 worth of insect eggs. For farming, the Chinese prefer the hardy winged American cockroach instead of the common wingless German cockroach. Fried roaches are also a delicacy. Credits: Cockroaches: Pest or Payout? | Alpha Ecological Pest Control
“Some of these insects live in the filthiest places ever known to man,” says Naveed Khan, co-author of the new study. “These insects crawl on dead tissue, in sewage, in drainage areas. We thought, ‘How do they cope with all the bacteria and parasites?’”
Extracts of ground-up brain and other nerve tissue from the American cockroach,Periplaneta americana, and desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, killed more than 90 percent of a type of E. coli that causes meningitis, and also killed methicillin-resistant staph [MRSA]…
Credits: Cockroach Brains Have Medicinal Value | Health Policy Blog …
Cockroach Value in Conservation
In general, cockroaches are important ecologically as part of food chains, being consumed by various predators (such as bats, birds, and spiders) as well as by parasites. Even the feces of cockroaches are consumed by some animals. And cockroaches do provide some direct value to human beings in terms of being used in scientific research and adding to the wonder of nature. Credits: Cockroach – New World Encyclopedia
Your home is not a very good place to breed cockroaches because their presence can spread disease.
If you’re not a Chinese cockroach farmer or a conservationist believing in the value of cockroaches, you’re probably looking for the best way to prevent an infestation. Here it is: Take action to get rid of cockroaches as soon as you spot the first one. Credits: Cockroach – New World Encyclopedia
It’s always a good idea to consult professionals. ApolloX Pest Control will quickly identify the source of the problem and kill cockroaches with commercial-grade treatments not available directly to homeowners.
Unless you’re raising cockroaches in your home for economic, medical or conservation purposes, you probably want them exterminated.