Down to our last defense

Still effective, but slow

Still effective, but slow

Cockroaches becoming impossible to kill

Cockroaches are quickly evolving to be resistant to pesticides and could soon be impossible to kill with chemicals alone, according to a new study.

Researchers from Purdue University found that some German roaches, which are one of the most common types of cockroach in the UK, could pass down their resistant genes to their offspring. The findings were published in the journal of Scientific Reports.

The study’s co-author Michael Scharf said: “We didn’t have a clue that something like that could happen this fast.”

Forget about global warming, pesticide-immune bugs will spread bacteria that can’t be stopped with antibiotics, and we’ll all be dead before Ocasio-Cortez is old enough to run for President.