The summer heat gets many New Yorkers out and about in the streets and parks. Unfortunately, it also makes cockroaches start buzzing around in the air.
In the sweltering dog days of 2016, we heard numerous reports of flying cockroaches throughout the city. Roaches skittering across the floor or walking on the ceiling is bad enough. Is there anything grosser than a cockroach flying toward you?
Entomologists and NYC cockroach exterminators have weighed in on why they think cockroaches fly during hot weather, but the exact reasons are unknown. What is known is that roaches fly more in heat and humidity. Of note, people in the hot and humid southern states are far more accustomed to roaches spreading their wings.
What to Do if You’re Seeing More Cockroaches
Cockroaches on the move? By air, land, or sea, they’re looking for food and nesting grounds. They fly during the summer because they apparently feel more comfortable doing so than in cold weather.
You shouldn’t be afraid to turn the lights on at night or worried about roaches crawling on your kitchen counter at night. And you certainly shouldn’t have to live in fear of flying cockroaches. Our NYC cockroach exterminators can take care of a recurring pest problem.
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