View of giant cockroaches (Blaberus giganteus) on display during an exibition at the Explora Park in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on February 5, 2013. This species, usually found in tropical forests of South America, prefer high humidity and low light habitats, live about 20 months and are omnivorous. (Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Non-Native Species Of Roaches Found Among High Line Plants

The High Line Park is known for is the beautiful plants – many of them not native to New York City — but apparently, unbeknownst to anyone who unboxed and planted the plants, some of them brought along a new strain of cockroach.


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Bronx Building Residents Furious Over Unlivable Conditions

With walls covered in mold, as well as rats and cockroaches everywhere, people in an apartment building in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx have had enough.


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Nina In New York: Some Rare Good PR For Roaches

Someone invented a tiny, roach-sized backpack which allows humans to control the bug’s movement via remote-control. I would describe it more, but looking at the picture for more than a half of a second triggers my gag reflex.