Cockroaches have dramatically changed the way they mate – and this could lead to the rise of a mutated pest population

NEW research shows cockroaches have dramatically changed their mating strategies, which may result in a terrifying new population of pests.

Groups of cockroaches have become “glucosevers” during the mating process, meaning the mutants may now be able to avoid traditional pest control strategies.

New research has shown that some roaches have dramatically changed their mating habits, which could make them harder to get rid of

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New research has shown that some roaches have dramatically changed their mating habits, which could make them harder to get rid ofPhoto credit: Getty

The German cockroach is one of the most popular pests in the world, and it looks like they’re not about to lose that title anytime soon.

Unfortunately, the creatures known for spreading bacteria and disease are now changing their diets to reproduce more successfully.

A new study by Dr. Ayoko Wada-Katsumata and other entomological researchers found evidence that German cockroaches that avoid glucose have the best mating habits.

Scientists studied a group of female cockroaches at North Carolina State University to analyze cockroach mating behavior, Salon reported.

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Many female cockroaches in this population, which was recovered from Florida, have been referred to as glukoseavers.

Glucose is a simple sugar that is a tremendous source of energy for plants and animals.

The glucose-averse females were very choosy about who they let into the bedroom, initially rejecting any interested males.

However, the males quickly recovered from their broken pride and conformed to the desires of the dominant female.

The studies showed that the most successful mating pairs were males and females, both of which were glucose-seavers.

And based on the adaptation of males to appease the females, it can be concluded that this trend could continue to spread in some populations.

So, why is cockroach diet important?

While roaches can eat almost anything to stay alive, the pests have traditionally been attracted to very high glucose options.

Exterminators are aware of this and develop high-glucose venoms that can mask the deadly aromas.

Current pest control methods could even be a catalyst for the new mutant roaches, as those attracted to glucose die while those averse live and reproduce.

Of course, their genes are passed on, and this dislike may increase in developing populations.

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Even if you’re expecting a roach Armageddon based on this information, it’s important to note that we don’t know how many roaches currently have glucose aversion.

However, considering they may still be alive after being forgotten and decapitated, it’s best to accept that the creepy insects aren’t going anywhere.

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Chris Barrese

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