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Will cockroaches really inherit the earth?

Large cockroaches live at Virginia Tech University below Price Hall. The stately, gray, five-storey building, built over a century ago from stone, houses the Department of Entomology of the School, whose faculty examines insects that flourish in our forests, farms and often in houses. Sometimes these reddish-brown American cockroaches – the largest cockroach species in the US – leave their …

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How cockroaches do not become "zombies" in wasp attacks

Ken Catania, a professor at Vanderbilt University, studied how American cockroaches can successfully fend off Emerald Jewel Wasps. (Vanderbilt University) A researcher at Vanderbilt University may have discovered how American cockroaches can avoid their own "zombie apocalypse." Ken Catania, a biologist and professor at the school, recorded interactions between the cockroaches on video and their predators – emerald jewel wasps …

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How cockroaches fend off wasps that turn their victims into zombies

Real life battles against zombie makers offer many tips to avoid undead. Just ask cockroaches, targets the Emerald Jewel wasp. The female wasps ( Ampulex compressa ) specialize in the attack on the American cockroach ( Periplaneta americana ). If a wasp succeeds, it leads an undisturbed roach away like a dog on a leash by simply pulling on a …

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"Ick": Rats, Cockroaches, and Scents Stun NYC Composting Program | US news

It should be an ambitious environmental program, but composting efforts in New York are breaking down among rats, cockroaches, and smells. New Yorkers are relatively good at recycling, but a "ick factor" keeps them back The 1965 in the sweating city, which in the eighties and nineties in the summer months regularly wet days behind it, drive some households in …

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Popeyes closes Detroit's location after viral video reports cockroaches, unhygienic conditions

DETROIT (WXYZ) – A kitchen by Detroit Popeyes in Louisiana is closed after a video showing alleged conditions within the restaurant became viral on social media. Shakita Jones started working at Popeyes on Gratiot Avenue near 7 Mile Road 3 weeks earlier, and she said she immediately began to worry about what she said was disgusting conditions, the cockroaches containing …

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