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One Million American Cockroaches Escape From Chinese Farm

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The roaches escaped a farm in China where they were being bred for use in traditional medicine, a report said.

| August 28, 2013

According to Discovery News, at least one million cockroaches have escaped a farm in China where they were being bred for use in traditional medicine, a report said.

Cockroaches are one of the most resilient creatures on this Earth. Find out why they are so hard to exterminate.

The cockroaches fled the facility in Dafeng, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, for surrounding cornfields earlier this month after an "unknown perpetrator" destroyed the plastic greenhouse where they were raised, the Modern Express newspaper said.

Disease control authorities have sent five investigators to the area to come up with a plan to stamp out the insects.

Farm owner Wang Pengsheng invested more than 100,000 yuan ($16,000) in 102 kilograms of Periplaneta americana eggs after spending six months developing a business plan, the report Friday said.

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Source: Discovery News


 

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