A particularly hardy species of Asian cockroach known as Periplaneta japonica, which can withstand freezing temperatures and winter conditions, has been found in Manhattan, its first confirmed presence in the United States. What do you think?


“Great, just another thing obnoxious New Yorkers get to brag about.”

Curtis Toth • Computer Salesman

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“Never heard of it, and I’ve been freezing bugs for a while.”

Leona Wolf • Rug Weaver

“Takashi made it alive to New York! Yay!”

Ken Okita • Carpenter