Cockroaches may be inside in PlayStation 4

Has your PlayStation 4 been acting up lately? Give it shake and you might find a surprise: cockroaches.

According to Patrick Che of Manhattan-based XCubicle, a console repair shop, the pests are one of the most popular causes for PS4 crashes.

As it turns out, the pests are rather fond of warm dark places, which makes Sony's game console a prime location to take up residence, Che said in an interview with Kotaku.

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Because of the console's wide ventilation grate at the bottom, cockroaches have an easy time entering the device. Not to mention, many gamers arrange their machine horizontally and close to the ground, which leaves the base exposed for critters to settle in more smoothly.

Che says the problems has gotten so pervasive that his stores have retrieved garbage bags full of dead cockroaches from PS4s, and are even enforcing a $25 "roach fee" to repair infested consoles.

Another repair console repairman told Kotaku that the majority of people in these cases aren't even aware of their bug friends lodging in the console.

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"The PS4's internal power supply fries roaches onto its components, which can stop the PS4 from turning on," Kotaku adds.

But if you're concerned about these critters moving into your console, Kotaku advises you to keep your PS4 high off of the ground, in an area that provides enough airflow.