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Our summer heat wave might make cockroaches start flying, so we're all doomed


Our summer heat wave might make cockroaches start flying, so we're all doomed

WATCH: Wild weather across the nation, with some unintended consequences...

Flying cockroach ! Creepy!

It's oppressively hot along much of the East Coast. If you're not at the beach or in a pool, you might think it can't get worse.

Well, it can, because apparently this heat might make cockroaches start flying through the air. 

We're all doomed.

As the evolution occurred, their wings became and less important to them. There's so much food around.
Exterminator Rich Miller

American National History Museum entomologist Louis Sorkin told  DNAInfo  cockroaches have more use of their muscles in hot weather. Bonus points if it's also humid.

Roaches haven't needed to fly much in urban areas since humans leave enough trash for roaches to forage on the ground. 

A fancy phrase for 'OMG flying roaches'

Southern states might already be familiar with "palmetto bugs" (spoiler: they're actually roaches) taking flight, according to DNAInfo.

But now the rest of the country might have to suffer through skies filled with roaches. 

One Twitter user claimed to see one last week. 

One thing's for sure: No one will be happy to see a flying roach.

A swarm of roaches just flew at you. What's your reaction?

In happier roach news, apparently roach milk might be really, really good for humans

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