I’ll have pest control on speed dial

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Researchers at Purdue University say a common species of cockroaches is becoming more difficult to kill as they become cross-resistance to many types of insecticides.

“Cockroaches developing resistance to multiple classes of insecticides at once will make controlling these pests almost impossible with chemicals alone,” Michael Scharf, a professor at Purdue University, who led the study, said in a statement. 

The findings from the study were published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Ben Powell is the state pollinator and invertebrate conservation specialist with the Clemson Cooperative Extension. He said he isn’t surprised to hear this news.

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