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Old 10-12-2017, 09:40 AM
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So Tuesday night it finally came to a head at my place. I've been fighting a lovely roach infestation recently which I thought I had bested, but Tuesday I go into my kitchen and see 5 of the buggers crawling around! No more I decreed and called the fumigator

fast forward to today and boy I'm glad I don't have a parrot right now, Both sprays and gel have been deployed in a full scale assault against the multi-legged menace! With plans to destroy the hive using their penchant of cannibalism to launch my attack. Through even just one eating a bit of the gel they will return to the hive believed to be residing in a neighbors apartment in extreme numbers and die which then the others will eat the infected and spread the poison until none remain! Of course as such I must remain out of the home until tonight when it will be safe for humans to be in. There will be a second strike launched in 3 weeks in an effort to make sure no individual remains. The fallout of such a devastating chemical attack believed to be banned by the geneva convention requires all activities based in or around the effected area to be evacuated due to the lethality of such an attack which could harm humans let alone respiratory sensitive creatures such as psittacines
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:46 AM
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Re: fun times over here...

Haven't you even tried peaceful negotiations with the roaches?
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:50 AM
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Re: fun times over here...

I'm laughing! I am a youth librarian and we have a collection of Hissing Cockroaches on loan right now. I've managed to kill two of them...and I didn't mean to! If only I could share my roach husbandry skills with you.

Make sure you air it out good - those chemicals! Hopefullly your unwelcome guests will leave.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:09 AM
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Haven't you even tried peaceful negotiations with the roaches?
peaceful negotiations were offered to the roach kingdom but they responded with an aerial strike previously thought by local intelligence not to be possible by the species, resulting in 1 smashed bowl and a loss loss of cereal and milk resources. This resulted in a draw on territory with each breach being met with hostile use of shoe and spatula based weaponry with infrequent gas attacks using "raid" branded weaponry. As these warnings have clearly been ignored and aggressive assaults on home territory have increased there has been no choice but to launch a full scale assault
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:24 AM
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I'm laughing! I am a youth librarian and we have a collection of Hissing Cockroaches on loan right now. I've managed to kill two of them...and I didn't mean to! If only I could share my roach husbandry skills with you.

Make sure you air it out good - those chemicals! Hopefullly your unwelcome guests will leave.
oh I've killed plenty of them myself but of course they keep coming, and I noticed babies with the large adults which made me realize how bad it was and that I wasn't equipped to get rid of them. I know one of the neighbors on the ground floor has a lizard of some sort so I suspect the bugs were intended to be food for the lizard but enough to start a colony managed to escape

Thankfully I've got good airflow owing to 2 good windows and a skylight so clearing the fumes out should be fine. A bit of febreeze may have to be bought to cover any smells before I go home tonight
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Re: fun times over here...

You'll need one of these for a day or so!



Good luck, you know their descendants will likely outlast all of us!!
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Re: fun times over here...

Oh EEEK! I've managed to never see a cockroach in person. I think I'd be absolutely paralyzed if I found a bunch live in my home. Good for you in getting rid of them. Is the neighbour also helping? Or hindering? Or perhaps just letting you take it on alone?
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:04 AM
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neighbour knows nothing of it. Without concrete evidence in a building of 12 apartments it's hard to pin it down, though I have my suspicions.

They're no worse to see than any other insect really I just have an extreme fear of bugs after a traumatic incident as a child.

Don't worry Scott already have my gas mask prepared!
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:06 AM
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status update, I survived the night so clearly I am not a roach! Not seen any so that's a good sign. And thankfully my Landlord has agreed that I'm not the cause of the infestation and covered the cost for me!

Have seen the globs of gel left around for the roaches to eat so hopefully they munch away and destroy the nest
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Thats nice he agreed to cover the cost.....but it is his building, here he'd be fined and have to do all the details.
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