It is no doubt that cockroaches are the most atrocious pest you can ever have at home. These creepy crawlers can live and reproduce anywhere. And when I say anywhere, I mean it literally like living inside your body, as one young man terrifyingly experienced this first hand.
Only known as Mr. Li, the nineteen-year-old man from southern China, woke up in the middle of the night because of an itchy and painful feeling in his ear.
The next morning, Mr. Li went to the hospital to have his ear check, the doctors examined his ear and was horrified to discover an entire cockroach family living in his ear canal.
Doctor Yang Jing of Chang’an Xiaobian Hospital in Dongguan, told TVS, “We saw an insect-shaped object blocking his ear canal completely.”
A 0.3 inches long cockroach together with 25 baby cockroaches were later extracted from Mr. Li’s ear.
Doctors believed that a pregnant cockroach made a cozy home in Mr. Li’s ear canal weeks before laying her eggs.
26 cockroaches in total were removed from the man’s ear. Luckily the uninvited lodgers were removed immediately, if not doctors told him that his ear might have been destroyed.
According to studies, the usual cockroach eggs hatched between 24 to 70 days depending on the temperature of the place. And this means Mr. Li’s guest have been staying in his ear for quite a while.
Meanwhile, cockroaches are hardest and strongest insects, meaning some breed can live for a month without food and they can survive on strict resources.
The reason why this unwelcome guest of Mr. Li chose to stay inside his ear is because they are mainly nocturnal and prefer dark, warm conditions, such as our ear canal.