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Cockroaches on remote control may save humans

Cyborg Cockroach

Cockroaches, labeled by many as the ultimate household and commercial pest, may turn out to be the insect to count on in the event of a disaster. Fortune.com has recently featured a research that could make cyborg roaches unlikely allies of emergency first responders in navigating disaster wreckage.  A cockroach with miniature camera can be controlled remotely to get a first look at the situation.  Click on the image to the right to learn more about the said study that utilizes video game technology also used in Xbox….

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Food processing plants can be shut down due to cockroach infestation

Foster Farms truck courtesy of NBC news

Don’t underestimate the power of insect pests over your business.  Business owners in the food and hospitality industry, especially restaurants and hotels, are very conscious of what pests can do to their brand and image.  Food manufacturing firms should be equally aware that infestations can shut their operations down and tarnish their reputation as well. This is what happened to a poultry plant in California where United States Department of Agriculture inspectors found cockroaches in its fresh chicken processing facility.  The inspection and resulting shutdown are in line…

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