"It Looked Like the Wallpaper Was Alive": Your Scariest Roach Stories

Andy Cush · 05/27/15 02:30PM

A metropolis of roaches living inside a cat food bag, noticed only when an accidental kick to the bag sent them flooding out. Fearless cockroaches charging toward you in your own bedroom. Bugs in the pillowcase, bugs in the coffee pot, bugs in your ear. Bugs during sex. Stop reading if you want to sleep soundly tonight. These are Gawker reader’s most skin-crawling cockroach encounters.

Horrifying Cockroach Frenzy Video Offers Perfect Reason to Leave NYC

Andy Cush · 05/26/15 04:56PM

It’s getting warmer out, which means that America’s Most Expensive Garbage Islands are about to become America’s Most Expensive Visibly Rotting Garbage Islands (Because They’re Covered in Disgusting Cockroaches). Are you ready, New York City?

Monster Cockroach Can Jump

Maureen O'Connor · 12/14/11 10:20AM

A team of scientists have discovered the horrible monster bug from all New Yorkers' nightmares. The "leaproach" is a cockroach capable of sailing short distances through the air and landing, possibly, on your face:

Sexy Woman Opens Heart-Shaped Box of Cockroaches

Junior Mendez · 02/26/11 01:00PM

With much excitement, this woman opens her Valentine's Day gift. Watch her get an unexpected surprise from a mob of critters when all she wanted was a piece of chocolate.

All Your Suspicions About Chinatown: Confirmed

cityfile · 12/15/09 08:28AM

If you've been wondering which Manhattan neighborhood has the most/least roaches, mice, and rats—and who hasn't, really?—you're in luck. Thanks to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, all that data can now be viewed online. [Brick Underground]

Perez Hilton Is Scared And On The Lam

Foster Kamer · 06/27/09 12:00PM

Infamous gossip monger/dirtbag Perez Hilton has maybe had the worst week of his life. And it's beginning to show: Perez is blogging scared. Is this the end for him?

Perez Hilton Growing More Vile By the Second

The Cajun Boy · 06/25/09 07:30PM

Today one of the biggest stars in the history of the world died. How did the internet's self-proclaimed "Queen of all Media" respond? By accusing Michael Jackson of faking the whole thing.

Whole Foods, Environmentalists Support Cockroach Invasion

Hamilton Nolan · 04/16/08 08:17AM

Being a limp-wristed, knee-jerk environmentalist liberal, you probably thought that Whole Foods' plan to phase out plastic bags in its stores was a good thing. Sure it is—if you love cockroaches. That's the sober warning in an editorial in the New York Post today, penned by Jeff Stier of the conservative "science" group ACSH, which is funded by Dow Chemical, Chevron, and a slew of other corporations. See, cockroaches "prefer paper (bags) to plastic," which logically means that Whole Foods is virtually holding your door open and setting up a nice buffet for the bugs! And it gets worse: they're also trying to give you asthma.