We’re tingling all over!
And yes, a Chinese woman has recently revealed that she shares her home with 100,000 cockroaches that she calls “my children, my babies”.
Meet Yuan Meixia, 37, who lives in a rural woodland house in Fujian province, southeast China and this is where she breeds her pests. Inside, the doors have been replaced with silk nets and every crevice has been cemented in to stop the roaches escaping. Everyday at 6pm, apples, bran and melons are left around the house as food her “babies”.
So, what happens to the bugs when they have matured? She drowns them before leaving them out to dry.
The roaches are used in traditional Chinese medicines, with the dead animals fetching around £70 a kilo. “I harvest every two months and dry 10kg to 20kg every time,” she told Southern Metropolis News.