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post #91 of 156
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I've done the middle-of-the-night seen and haven't seen any. I just got home (it's dark out, all lights are off) and turned the kitchen lights on as I soon as I opened the front door. Nothing. I would probably lose my mind if I saw a bunch of them scurrying across the kitchen floor.

Make sure to look around the cabinets, kitchen sink, under the kitchen sink, and in the bathroom. Fuckers love moisture, darkness, and food - at least from what I remember.
post #92 of 156
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Originally Posted by Flambeur View Post
Make sure to look around the cabinets, kitchen sink, under the kitchen sink, and in the bathroom. Fuckers love moisture, darkness, and food - at least from what I remember.
I've never really had a roach issue before*, but from what I understand, this is more or less accurate. Roaches are tropical creatures by origin, and they love warmth and moisture. The corollary, of course, is that they dry out easily and have a low tolerance for cold. One rather extreme solution, which should work in theory, is to keep your house or apartment at a consistently cooler temperature than the temperature outside. This will cause the roaches to migrate outside rather than inside. Where this solution becomes somewhat untenable is in the winter in colder climates. If you're willing to freeze your ass off by keeping your indoor temps colder than the outdoors, you'll live a roach-free, but highly uncomfortable existence. Spot-killing, i.e., traps and glue and whatnot, is more or less ineffective. It can be a good indicator of whether or not you have roaches in the first place (a single dead roach in a trap is a pretty reliable indicator of an infestation). But beyond that, you're not going to do any damage to a thriving insect colony by killing off individuals. Unfortunately, those "bait" traps -- where roaches pick up bait, bring it back to their colonies, then share it with their friends -- don't do much damage over the long term, either. This is because roach colonies are decentralized. There is no central living place, hive, or hierarchy like you'd find with bees or ants. The only reliable solution over the long term is a regular schedule of extermination by insecticide. It won't ever permanently solve a roach problem, but it'll keep one in some degree of remission. *While it's true that I've never faced a roach infestation (thank God), I had a huge cricket problem when I lived in Southern California. Crickets and roaches are very close genetic cousins, and their lifestyles and MOs are very similar. They're slightly less ugly than roaches, but at night they're a serious pain in the ass.
post #93 of 156
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
You people live in disgusting shitholes.
Incredible, seeing that everybody here makes $250k+ per year.
post #94 of 156
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Incredible, seeing that everybody here makes $250k+ per year.

250K fallback jobs, let's hope it never comes down to that.
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them tasty basterds
You've eaten a coconut crab? Seriously? Do they range in the Philippines? Does the meat taste like coconut or especially sweet? I've often wondered. They look pretty yummy, as far as crabs go. ~ H
post #96 of 156
Roaches are nothing compared to the Demonspawn bugs that used to crawl around in my folks' basement.





These guys were like 5 inches long and skittered around faster than a mouse - ceilings, floors, in your underpants - you name it.
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post #98 of 156
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
If god were real he'd save me from this dark menace.

God is probably grabbing a Fanta and a seat to watch the agony he has unleashed.
post #99 of 156
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
What the fuck is that, seriously.



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You've eaten a coconut crab? Seriously? Do they range in the Philippines? Does the meat taste like coconut or especially sweet? I've often wondered. They look pretty yummy, as far as crabs go.

~ H

just once, can't remember if it was in Singapore or in Hong Kong though. yeah the meat is, if I remember, sweeter than the usual Asian mud crab we eat around here. Less spiny too.
post #100 of 156
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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard View Post
*While it's true that I've never faced a roach infestation (thank God), I had a huge cricket problem when I lived in Southern California. Crickets and roaches are very close genetic cousins, and their lifestyles and MOs are very similar. They're slightly less ugly than roaches, but at night they're a serious pain in the ass.

Do crickets divebomb you? Because roaches do. I've eaten spiders and moths, wrestled an alligator, camped for weeks out in the swamps, etc..., but I shriek like a twelve-year old girl when I'm out downtown and one of those things dive bomb me. Fucking terrifying.
post #101 of 156
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post
Do crickets divebomb you? Because roaches do. I've eaten spiders and moths, wrestled an alligator, camped for weeks out in the swamps, etc..., but I shriek like a twelve-year old girl when I'm out downtown and one of those things dive bomb me. Fucking terrifying.

+1 on this. There are few things that creep me out, but flying roaches make the list. In fact, they're probably #1 on the list. There is something profoundly rattling about a three-inch-long flying roach hurtling itself at you.
post #102 of 156
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Where do these beasts live? Are they in D.C.?
post #103 of 156
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Originally Posted by JetBlast View Post
God is probably grabbing a Fanta and a seat to watch the agony he has unleashed.

Don't encourage vanity.
post #104 of 156
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Where do these beasts live? Are they in D.C.?

They are. DC is humid and hot enough in the summers to foster them.
The American cockroach can fly, it just usually doesn't. When it does, however, it is truly repulsive. It spreads out and its tail hangs down as a wasp's would (extra vomit for when there is an egg sac attached to the tail). They aren't fast, but they actually seem to aim for you. I would honestly trade my left pinkie for a cockroach free world.
post #105 of 156
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I would give a leg to rid the world of roachez.
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