Truth in advertising

Too gruesome for words

A Texas exterminator made the above billboard to advertise their business, and to demonstrate the transmission of infectious disease. There are air holes to allow the bugs to remain (moderately) happy while on display, and apparently some of the smaller ones were able to escape. Only the strong of stomach should click the video link.

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My name is David Singleton, and I am an Associate Professor of Microbiology at York College of Pennsylvania. My main course is BIO230, a course taken by allied-health students at YCP. Views on this site are my own.

Posted on March 16, 2011, in Bonus!, gross, Strange but True. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Vector Transmission

  2. This is vector transmission
    It’s mechanical because they are roaches, they use their feet and bodies for transmission

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