While I don’t like any arthropod lurking around me, a cockroach is a different thing altogether. For me, a cockroach in the room means horror, an obvious danger, an existential threat. I am not exaggerating by any means. If I am forced to choose between two rooms to enter_room A with a hungry wild lion and room B with a couple of these disgusting creatures, you will find my bones in the room A the next morning.
So, to thwart a danger of that magnitude, you need a WMD (Weapon of mass destruction). At the end of the day, it’s about survival baby!
Health hazards of cockroaches
As cockroaches are drawn to human food they can be a health hazard. They both defecate and regurgitate on the food they eat. While this is itself disgusting, they also contaminate food by spreading bacteria and all other types of germs. Besides this, cockroaches are also common allergens.
How to win the battle against roaches?
Cockroaches are around for so long, longer than humans and most animals. Millions of years of evolution has battle-hardened them. You can’t suffocate, decapitate or shoot them. They can even continue living headless. Above all, scientists believe that cockroaches can even survive a nuclear apocalypse. So, the only way to win this battle of survival is to invade them from within.
While there are a couple of chemicals to deal with roaches, most of them can pose risk to humans as well. That’s where this homemade safe-to-humans WMD comes.
On the next page, we will know how to prepare the chemical weapon.