Roach swarm leaves of­fi­cials scratch­ing their heads

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

PHIL­A­DEL­PHIA — The Phil­a­del­phia Water Depart­ment is try­ing to fig­ure out what caused thou­sands of cock­roaches to emerge from a man­hole and swarm a neigh­bour­hood.

Pat Wall tells WCAU-TV that the bugs emerged Sun­day night and have been in­vad­ing her Brides­burg neigh­bour­hood ever since. She says the bugs were so thick res­i­dents couldn’t see the ground. Water depart­ment spokesman John DiGi­ulio says crews will be out Tues­day in­ves­ti­gat­ing. He says a sewer in­let might be clogged with food and trash that can at­tract the bugs, which are also known to mul­ti­ply in warmer weather.

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