According to experts, heat makes cockroaches more likely to fly and with a heatwave hitting New York, the roaches have taken flight.
From ABC 7 – New York:
“’The American Cockroach is the most commonly found flying,’ said Louis Sorkin, Entomologist at American Museum of Natural History.
“The American cockroach, they are generally unwelcome dead or alive. And no one wants to see one flying straight at them.
“’They might not be going at you directly, but just flying in your direction and you’re in their way,’ Sorkin said.
“Sorkin explains how the heat and humidity causes them to come up from the sewer and subway at night and take flight.”