Most Cockroach-Infested Home

In early 1997, Combat Insect Control ran a contest offering a $5000 cash prize to the person with the most cockroach-infested home.

The winner, from over 1000 people who entered, was Mary Esposito of Forest Park, Georgia. She complained that she had roaches living in her dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, coffeemaker, VCR, wallpaper, dresser drawers, and bathtub faucet. An entomologist hired by Combat estimated there were 75,000 roaches in her home.

Somehow I don't think that "most cockroach-infested home" is a record that will ever make its way into Guinness.

Orlando Sentinel - June 12, 1997

Palm Beach Post - Mar 16, 1997

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Oct 27, 2017
     Category: Insects and Spiders | World Records | 1990s

You do have to admire the common German or American Cockroach. They haven't changed much in 300 million years. My high school chemistry instructor joked that the cockroach and crabgrass would be the only survivors of a nuclear war.
Posted by Kevin Pottorff on 10/27/17 at 04:17 PM
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