New Yorkers bugged by new super-roach

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HERE’S something to really bug the Hell out of New Yorkers this winter. It’s periplaneta japonica, a species of cockroach that can withstand the city’s winters outdoors and has never before been seen in the United States. They were first spotted in 2012 by an exterminator in High Line Park.

Scientists suspect they stowed away in the soil of plants imported to decorate the former elevated freight line.

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