It sounds like a cross between "The Thing" and "Joe's Apartment," a mostly forgotten film about singing and dancing cockroaches. New York City is now host to an invasion of new bugs from overseas.
The Periplaneta japonica species of roaches love the heat just as much as any other cockroach, but they also laugh in the face of freezing temperatures, making them the polar bears of the cockroach world.
Periplaneta japonica is well known in Asian countries, but was just recently confirmed as taking up residence in the United States. Rutgers insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista published their squicky findings in the Journal of Economic Entomology.… Read more