Have you ever seen a cockroach fly?

- You aren't the only one trying to escape the sweltering heat. Cockroaches are going rogue, crawling up through drains- and actually taking flight. American cockroaches aren't known for their ability to levitate.

There's no need for wings in sewers and cold temperatures make it difficult to engage flight muscles. But experts say once it hits 80 degrees, they start becoming “frequent fliers.”

So storms and summer weather are driving more roaches into homes and restaurants, with exterminators reporting double the amount of calls for roaches. Worse, the hot weather increases the metabolism of roaches and their ability to reproduce.

As our planet gets warmer and warmer, it won’t be surprising to see cockroaches popping up in new places, and new environments. Add "preventing the cockroach apocalypse" to the list of reasons to fight climate change.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories