Great, Now NYC Cockroaches Might Take Flight

So how hot and moist is it out there? So hot that New York’s ever-present population of cockroaches might decide to take flight.

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The real things are not cute at all.

Apparently all of New York’s roaches are equipped with wings, but they never use them because they do not have to fly to get food. The city is so disgusting, there is food virtually everywhere.

Of course, that has not changed, but DNA Info reports cockroaches like really hot and humid weather. You know, the type of weather where everything and everybody is moist. You know, like we are now experiencing. And it makes them want to take flight.

“In hot steam tunnels, something with the temperature and the humidity encourages them to fly,” said Ken Schumann, an entomologist at Bell Environmental Services, also home to Roscoe the bedbug-finding dog. “When it’s warm and steamy that seems to be what they like.”

Well that’s just great. We’ve all heard about those flying cockroaches down in Florida, but we never figured it would spread here. Until the Zika virus makes its inevitable way here from Florida to kill us all, it’s the worst Sunshine State import to hit the city since Alex Rodriguez.

Flying roaches — just another indignity to endure as we count down our lives in this lovely place.

Sigh. I hate this city.