Albuquerque residents noticing more flying cockroaches


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – This summer, many people in Albuquerque are noticing a pesky problem. Warmer temperatures have led to more flying cockroaches.

Also known as Turkestan cockroaches, they’re known to fly short distances. The bugs are becoming a constant problem in the area because they have the ability to lay more eggs than the traditional cockroach, also known as the oriental cockroach.

Local pest control experts have also seen an increase in clients complaining about the bugs.

“A lot of people have told me, ‘I’ve never really had this issue before, what’s going on?” Marshall Baker with RoadRunner Public Health said. “And I need to explain to them, it’s a lot to do with the weather, the warm temperatures, having water.”

Water faucets, cool and dark areas attract the roaches. Experts say they will be more likely to get into your home through door sweeps and screens.

Any light peaking through doors also provides easy access for the bugs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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