One million cockroaches on the run in China

Posted at 11:48 PM, Aug 26, 2013

For almost a week, one million cockroaches have been on the run!

According to The New York Post, a farmer was raising them and someone reportedly broken into the critters' plastic greenhouse and they escaped.

The New York Post says the bugs took off from a nursery in western China where they were being raised for use in traditional Chinese medicine.

In China, scientists take extracts from the bugs and use them to treat cancer and reduce inflammation.

Folks who live nearby are being told to stay calm, and that farmer is taking a huge financial hit.

He was expecting to make around $160 for every two pounds of cockroaches he sold.

Click here to read more on The New York Post.