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"Don't kill yourself with the sprays and potions that are sup posed to kill the cock roaches in your kit chen", warns EcoScience Corp of Worcester, Massachusetts, which has produced the world's first natural cockroach killer. It uses a fungus fatal to cockroaches called Metarhizium anisopliae, which is found in soil. The cockroaches pick up the fungus when they come in contact with the gadget. The fungus is harmless to humans, pets and plants, so it can be placed anywhere. This will come as a relief to environmentalists who have been growing increasingly worried about the effects of insecticides on humans.
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