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(RealClear)   Never before seen Asian cockroach found in New York. It was so small compared to the other cockroaches   (realclear.com) divider line 39
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-09 08:49:16 AM  
Blow the bridges, flood the tunnels, we need to cut Manhattan off from the world.

Also, we should do something to keep this new invasive species from spreading.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-12-09 08:56:33 AM  
That picture still left me wondering what it looks like.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-12-09 08:58:45 AM  
You eat one and your hungry again five minutes later!

themorningspew.com
 
2013-12-09 09:46:10 AM  
If its never been seen then how did they know it was Asian?
 
2013-12-09 09:50:40 AM  

johnryan51: If its never been seen then how did they know it was Asian?


Well, it can't drive for one.
 
2013-12-09 10:52:13 AM  
Do the math, subby. DO. THE. MATH.
 
2013-12-09 11:03:17 AM  

johnryan51: If its never been seen then how did they know it was Asian?


They keep showing up every few hours hungry again?
 
2013-12-09 11:14:22 AM  
Never before seen Asian cockroach found in New York. It was so small compared to the other cockroaches

Subby clearly has not actually ever been to Asia.

/shudders
 
2013-12-09 12:13:40 PM  
Here's an article with a pic.  Yeah, not small, by cockroach standards at least.
 
2013-12-09 12:18:10 PM  
img.fark.net

BUG!
 
2013-12-09 12:21:16 PM  
FTFA: Rutgers University insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista

Those folks are 'insect biologists' like the AP author is a 'journalist'.

The term is entomologists you sods.
 
2013-12-09 12:27:31 PM  

VoodooTaco: FTFA: Rutgers University insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista

Those folks are 'insect biologists' like the AP author is a 'journalist'.

The term is entomologists you sods.


THIS

"Insect Biologist" sounds about as legit as "Ancient Alien Theorist"
 
2013-12-09 12:29:39 PM  
Don't worry. Our big, bulbous American cockroaches will win the day.
 
2013-12-09 12:31:11 PM  

VoodooTaco: FTFA: Rutgers University insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista

Those folks are 'insect biologists' like the AP author is a 'journalist newspaper article-writing guy'.

The term is entomologists you sods.


FTFY
 
2013-12-09 12:35:19 PM  

johnryan51: If its never been seen then how did they know it was Asian?


your homework is done, the cat is missing and it's still trying to back out of your driveway?
 
2013-12-09 12:46:32 PM  

olapbill: johnryan51: If its never been seen then how did they know it was Asian?

your homework is done, the cat is missing and it's still trying to back out of your driveway?


I'm going to hell right along with you for laughing at that. Can I get a ride?
 
2013-12-09 12:48:33 PM  
No roach thread complete without

http://www.nfb.ca/film/juke_bar_en
 
2013-12-09 12:54:43 PM  
AND more efficient
 
2013-12-09 12:57:09 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Subby clearly has not actually ever been to Asia.


Yeah, I lived on the edge of a jungle. Every few days, I'd hear my g/f screaming and find her staring at a cockroach big enough to consume a mouse whole. Occasionally, they'd start flying at her. I think my eardrums are still perforated from that.
 
2013-12-09 01:04:34 PM  

VoodooTaco: FTFA: Rutgers University insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista

Those folks are 'insect biologists' like the AP author is a 'journalist'.

The term is entomologists you sods.


I thought they were insects with degrees. Probably from an SEC school, where being an insect makes you intellectually overqualified.
 
2013-12-09 01:45:00 PM  
SecretAgentWomanNever before seen Asian cockroach found in New York. It was so small compared to the other cockroaches

Subbyclearly has not actually ever been to Asia.

/shudders


So much this.  They can be quite enormous and they can fly.
 
2013-12-09 01:54:30 PM  
I can handle snakes, spiders and wasps and such, but cockroaches give me the screaming willies.
 
2013-12-09 02:02:07 PM  

SundaesChild: I can handle snakes, spiders and wasps and such, but cockroaches give me the screaming willies.



Kill them with fire I say.
 
2013-12-09 02:04:16 PM  
"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect."
 
2013-12-09 02:09:15 PM  
When it comes to cockroaches I am 100% pro genocide.
 
2013-12-09 02:22:14 PM  

johnryan51: If its never been seen then how did they know it was Asian?



Gets all A's.
 
2013-12-09 02:23:34 PM  

Evil Mackerel: When it comes to cockroaches I am 100% pro genocide.


Jeez, that's a bit harsh.  I know he's a rookie his year, but give the guy some time to gain experience, will ya?
 
2013-12-09 02:36:59 PM  
fark these guys that think this is not a cause for concern...  They have a distinct advantage over the native roaches...  I dont know about up north, but down here in Texas most roaches live outdoors and get quite large, and the winter devastates their numbers.   Cordon off the entire state of new york right now and exterminate them all!!!!
 
2013-12-09 02:42:49 PM  
latimesblogs.latimes.com

On the case.
 
2013-12-09 02:45:43 PM  
arthurevans.files.wordpress.com

Bring it
 
2013-12-09 03:05:29 PM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2013-12-09 03:36:50 PM  

StrikitRich:


Fark yeah
 
2013-12-09 03:47:51 PM  
Likely in be found around Lens Crafters stores, for sure.
 
2013-12-09 05:22:25 PM  
No... it can't survive that.
 
2013-12-09 08:18:58 PM  
The pics don't really show reveal their size, but if they're anything like those enormous American roaches, sometimes known as wood roaches, they should be a ton of fun if they survive outdoors in the winter.

The American roaches, at least that's what I think they are, don't generally survive indoors very long, but they're big, they fly and from what I can tell, they aren't particularly afraid of people.  I also hate them with a passion, because when one does get inside, it has no problem crawling on me, or flying off a wall or ceiling towards my face.

I've found a wonderful tool for getting rid of the ones that come inside, though.  Tea tree oil.  The stuff smells like Pine Sol, but it's generally safe for use around kids and pets, just don't get it into an aquarium.  Anyway, I mix it up a fairly strong solution in water with a bit of baby shampoo and a couple of spritzes on the offending roach is all it takes.  They'll drop to the floor, make a half hearted attempt to scamper away, but seconds later it's all over.  I can't confirm it, but apparently the smell of tea tree oil repels them as well, so it may be good enough just to do a preventative spray.
 
2013-12-09 08:38:21 PM  
Fun fact: Cockroaches will not run across lighter fluid, for example when a circle of lighter fluid is squirted around a cockroach on a linoleum floor. They won't run away when you throw a match into the circle either.

/was drunk at the time
//or high
///maybe both
 
2013-12-09 09:04:25 PM  
Oh farking great, farking cold-weather Japanese palmetto bugs, that's ALL we need :P
 
2013-12-09 10:09:45 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Never before seen Asian cockroach found in New York. It was so small compared to the other cockroaches

Subby clearly has not actually ever been to Asia.

/shudders


You must mean the ones that look like a flat, brown, VW beetle.
Though with two antennas on their head.


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As for the article, where did they find them? Joe's apartment?
 
2013-12-10 02:15:20 AM  
Didn't they find them at Tu Wong's Laundry?
 
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