New Yorkers should relax about new roach species

By Erika Engelhaupt, 09:20 AM January 2, 2014

A Japanese roach species has turned up in New York City’s High Line park, and from the headlines so far you’d think Godzilla had waded across the ocean. It’s the first time the roach has been spotted in the United States, having already invaded China and Russia. And unlike native house roaches, it may be able to survive outdoors in New York’s cold winters.

But fear not, New Yorkers. The invasion might even be a good thing. The new roaches have a few things going for them, including one upside ...

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