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I just killed two little cockroaches

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Connemara, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    PETA kills the animals it rescues (they are affiliated with ALF - Animal Liberation Front)

    I kill every spider and other bug I see at my place, then ask for forgiveness after.
    Except Ladybugs..I can never kill one, they're just too pretty.
     
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  2. jacobpitt

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    No, you don't call the police for two cockroaches. And don't worry everyone kills cockroach.
     
  3. MyOtherLife

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    I killed 4 spiders this week. Any spider somes into my home, dies. They would do the same to me if the tables were turned.
     
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  4. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    This was such a great meme. Even had a good DT for a while.
     
  5. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I effing hated that apartment.
     
  6. noel_esq.

    noel_esq. Senior member

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    I killed two last night as well, it sucked, spent the rest of the night washing dishes, taking out the garbage and vacuuming.
     
  7. LadyJane

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    I know this post is old, but when I came across it, I just had to respond.

    Please, if you read this, do not believe this B.S. I can't tell if it is meant to be serious or just a sick joke, but it is 100% WRONG.

    A few facts, in case they have not already been posted:

    Of the over 3,000 species of cockroaches on Earth, only a very few are actually "pests". Most live outside and go about their business, like any other bug. A few opportunistic ones have learned that human dwellings provide food and shelter and have adapted to this new environment.

    Cockroaches are a nuisance but are relatively harmless. They are an excellent source of protein and some species are kept as pets.

    The size of a cockroach is irrelevant. Most roaches in Canada are smaller species, not the large ones you are used to seeing on TV and in the movies.

    Whether or not you get them has nothing to do with the cleanliness of your house/apartment. Clutter gives them places to hide and they find food by sense of smell, so cleaning and getting rid of clutter does help to control them once you have them. Make sure there are no open food containers, no crumbs on the counter or dirty dishes in the sink, and keep a tight lid on your garbage containers.

    If you see one, assume you have at least 12 more. It's almost a guarantee. Do not delay even one day in dealing with it, particularly if it is a German Cockroach, as they breed extremely quickly.

    The presence of a bug that eats cockroaches, such as the Kingston bug mentioned here, is a good indication that you may have roaches. Ants in the house could also be a sign, as many ants will allow roaches to live in their nests.

    DO NOT EVER kill a cockroach by stepping on it. This is VERY IMPORTANT. Cockroaches carry their eggs on their backs and when you step on one that has an egg sack, the eggs will not be destroyed, they will only spread further. If they stick to your shoe you will carry them and deposit them everywhere you go.
    When you use spray/powder to kill them, be very carefully how you do it. NEVER start with the kitchen, or the room where you saw the roach if not the kitchen. ALWAYS start at the outer walls and work your way in. This way you force them to concentrate in the center, where you will be able to eliminate them more quickly. Going the other way makes them disperse and spread out into all the other rooms and then they are nearly impossible to get rid of.

    Now I need to continue my search to identify the roach I just found and figure out where it came from and how concerned I need to be. :)
     
  8. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I'm sorry, but can I get a little context here? :eh:
     
  10. BrooksLauren77

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    Well, your guide to killing cockroaches was sudden and unexpected, as well as unnecessary. Also, you necrobumped the thread needlessly.
     
  11. acidboy

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    hey sho'nuff was a friend... and no one puts sho'nuff in a corner.
     
  12. Harold falcon

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    edinatlanta Senior member

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    She's also a woman, so....
     
  14. LadyJane

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    LOL:D Thanks BrooksLauren. I just saw something that was incorrect and had to correct it. It's a thing I do. Rest assured, it will not happen again as I will not be returning to this forum.
     
  15. Harold falcon

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    You will be sorely missed.
     
  16. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    What a difficult chapter in my life this was.
     
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