New cockroach species makes its way to NYC

Scientists are warning residents throughout the city 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)

THE BRONX - Scientists are warning residents throughout the city 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.

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