Blistering heat may cause NYC cockroaches to take flight

If the sweltering heat and high humidity didn’t make you want to run inside, this might.

During the hot, steamy weather, cockroaches are more likely to spread their wings and take flight, New York’s DNAInfo reports.

“At those temperatures, when they gets exceedingly high, moisture in their bodies is evaporating from the little spaces in between their hardened segments, so they’re definitely trying to move around to cool off,” Dominic Evangelista, who has a Ph.D from Rutgers, told WNYC.

So basically, they’re trying to beat the heat just like us. On social media, New Yorkers are losing their minds over these flying creatures: