Console repairmen say ‘cockroaches love PS4s’

Watch: PS4 & Cockroaches

“You see those bags? Those are bags full of roaches. Those are all dead by now. Roach-infested PS4s are so common that we now charges a $25 “roach fee,” Patrick Che of XCubicle.

Most consoles lie horizontally in dark or enclosed areas, like media centers, so they’re pretty attractive to roaches. While roaches make their way into Xbox Ones also occasionally, console repairmen say they get more PS4s than Xbox Ones for repair because of the roaches.

It seems, the PS4’s design offers plenty of comfortable space inside for roaches, as explained by this independent console repairman (watch the video). Cockroaches love to live in PS4’s because the console power supply is warm and dark, making it a perfect place for these insects to call home.

Because most consoles aren’t repaired for roach cleaning—the users is not aware that they’re infested. The PS4s just stop working and the owners don’t know why. it seems, the PS4’s internal power supply fries roaches onto its components, which can stop the PS4 from turning on. When the bugs live inside, the smaller roaches and their feces can melt onto the hardware.

Watch: PS4 & Cockroaches

SO if you own a PS4, make sure you do the following:

  • Store the PS4 in the open, where its not dark and where there’s enough airflow.
  • Store them higher up so roaches have a hard time climbing to them.
  • Keep your apartment clean.

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