Word on the Street: New cockroach species

Scientists are warning residents throughout the city and Brooklyn about a new species of cockroach making its way into the area.

Residents in Brooklyn are being alerted to a new species of cockroach.

Residents in Brooklyn are being alerted to a new species of cockroach. (12/9/13)

BROOKLYN - Scientists are warning residents throughout the city and Brooklyn about a new species of cockroach making its way into the area.

Rutgers scientists say it's the first time the new species has been seen in the U.S. What makes the species different is that they can withstand the freezing cold.

Scientists also believe the new roaches will begin to compete with the old roaches for food and space.

One Brooklyn resident said if there is a new roach then it's time to find some new spray that will get rid of it. Other residents said it's time to find another insect that will help kill this new one off.

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