An Interview with a Cockroach: The Truth About Them
Worldwide, humans hate cockroaches. They're called "filthy," "disgusting," and "useless." But are they really? As a human, it's hard to see cockroaches as anything other than disgusting. But what if they're just misunderstood?
Cockroaches are the world's most successful and prolific creatures. They have been around for millions of years. The earliest cockroach fossils that have been found date back to over 300 million years ago. They've survived every major extinction that has ever happened. They've survived 100 times the radiation human beings can survive. If there were ever an apocalypse, no matter what form it took, they're going to be here to tell the tale.
However, they are a source of much contention. Many people think of them as pests, and the negative connotations associated with cockroaches rarely change minds.
If they had the opportunity to speak, what would cockroaches say? Would they explain why they love dark corners and crevices, or how their presence in kitchens is beneficial?
We were fortunate enough to be able to sit down with a cockroach who was willing to talk! And this interview may change the way you think about these misunderstood creatures. I asked the cockroach different questions to get to the bottom of this situation. Luckily, he shared why he and his fellow cockroaches like dark, hidden places, what they actually do in kitchens and what their role in this world is.
The biggest myth about cockroaches is that they will crawl into people's mouths while we sleep. The truth is, this has never happened in human history and it's highly unlikely to ever happen because cockroaches are more afraid of us than we are of them. They can live for months without food and water, which means that if you find one in your house it may have been there for a while before making itself known.
Cockroaches are nocturnal and prefer not to be seen by humans. They tend to stay out of sight most of the time, but are often discovered during the nighttime when people are looking for them. When we asked why this is, our interviewee explained that it is because cockroaches use their senses of smell and touch more than their eyesight. They can't see very well in the daytime because light makes their eyes hurt. Cockroaches can also eat any kind of food or waste. This means that cockroaches know where things are around them by using their sense of smell and touch. The interviewee shared that the best place for a cockroach to live is somewhere dark where they don't have to worry about being seen by humans all day long. They thrive in dirty environments, but that doesn’t mean they’ll avoid clean ones.
Cockroaches are underappreciated members of society whose work is usually unacknowledged. They do a lot more for humans than we realize and not just by being an easy target for shoe-wielding people. It's true that they like to eat trash, but it's not because they're disgusting and gross. They are actually providing a very important service by eating the trash humans leave behind – even the grossest, smelliest, most stomach-turning trash you can imagine. They eat it all! They have a strong stomach for this type of thing and they don't mind getting their hands dirty.
An important fact about cockroaches is that they are vital members of the ecosystem, contributing to both the environment and the human race in ways that benefit us all even if we don't know it. They are keeping the ecosystem healthy by breaking down dead plants and animals into nutrients that can be used again by other organisms. Did you know that when they eat organic matter and poop it out, they are recycling it into nutrients that plants can use to grow? That's right! Their poop is literally plant food. They're part of a chain that helps plants grow—which means they're helping us grow our food! This keeps our planet healthy for future generations to enjoy too! And while they might not be as cute as bees or as majestic as butterflies, they're just as important to the cycle of life on Earth as those other creatures are.
Cockroaches are actually clean insects, and they do not spread diseases. Up until now, many people don't realize how much they contribute to our health and happiness. They think of cockroaches as pests, but we all need to take a moment and admit the truth that cockroaches are actually doing a lot for the environment, for us. They are very important part of nature's balance. If we didn't have them around to do this work, then there would be no new soil or plant growth; plus our garbage would pile up everywhere!
This interview leads me to wonder if we've been misjudging cockroaches all along. Cockroaches aren't as bad as they seem! They are smart and fast, and they’re just trying to live their lives in this world. We should probably be thanking them for keeping our public spaces free from waste and filth. With so much riding on their shoulders, it's about time that we shed some light on cockroaches and their behaviors. They are keepers of the Earth and friends of all life on the planet. So next time you see a cockroach scrambling across your kitchen floor, take a moment to appreciate them before you try to kill them.
I think the main take away on this interview with a cockroach is that it is important to be considerate of the lives that we share our world with and to learn to live in harmony with them. And even though we can't always have feelings for every other lifeform on the planet, it's good to know that some of them have feelings for us. So if you're afraid of cockroaches, hopefully this interview will help you overcome that fear. After all, they have an important role in our world - they're helpful to us and they deserve our respect!
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