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What should I do regarding the cockroaches?

Allow the exterminator's poison to continue working (he is coming back once a month presumably forever)
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No votes
Caulk up the gaps to prevent new ones from coming (these first two are not mutually exclusive tbh)
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10%
Burn the fucking house down
7
23%
Refuse to pay the landlord rent because there are fucking cockroaches
3
10%
Wipe away the poison and try to form a positive relationship with the cockroaches (for example, they could be convinced to defend the house against possible intruders)
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23%
Leave some dead roaches on the counter to scare new ones from appearing
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No votes
Lock my cats in the kitchen and order them to hunt down any cockroaches they see
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7%
Yell at the landlord again because seriously this is ridiculous
6
20%
Well?
2
7%
 
Total votes: 30

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No Flag fightinfrenchman
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21 Mar 2018, 02:34

How is that fair?

Well basically the other day I noticed some weird little beetle-looking bug in the kitchen, but didn't think much of it. However over the coming days I noticed more and more of them, and eventually I saw one that was big enough for me to realize it was a damn cockroach.

We had an exterminator come and he sprayed some poison and told us they were not looking for food but for water, which makes sense because our sink leaks and our moronic upstairs neighbors often leave their washing machine/bath running which makes water leak down into our apartment and into our walls. This along with their look leads me to believe they are German cockroaches. Since the exterminator came I have noticed a few dead ones on the counter which leads me to believe it is working, however there are gaps in the back of the counter which is where I think the roaches are coming in.

So: what should I do?
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21 Mar 2018, 02:40

Crush a few roaches into a paste then spread around the area. The roaches will flee.
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21 Mar 2018, 02:40

evilcheadar wrote:Crush a few roaches into a paste the spread around the area. The roaches will flee.


This is interesting, an idea I didn't even consider. So far I've just been throwing the dead cockroach bodies in the trash
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21 Mar 2018, 03:01

Buy a hissing cockroach and collect it's musk. Smear that musk all over the poorly caulked areas, and watch them run out fast! Then it's a game of whack-a-roach!

Additionally, lay a syrup trail into a large adhesive trap, will entice the buggers to follow the trail to their DOOM.
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21 Mar 2018, 03:04

PeachTree wrote:Buy a hissing cockroach and collect it's musk. Smear that musk all over the poorly caulked areas, and watch them run out fast! Then it's a game of whack-a-roach!

Additionally, lay a syrup trail into a large adhesive trap, will entice the buggers to follow the trail to their DOOM.


Hmm, a hissing cockroach is an interesting idea. I could get a stronger and more powerful roach, train it to obey me, and use it to threaten the other roaches.
Zimbabwe PeachTree
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21 Mar 2018, 03:04

They also make fun pets, if you can bear their appearance. Their musk isn't a deterrent but it's a roach magnet I believe.
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21 Mar 2018, 03:08

Roaches are gross and I wouldn't keep the hissing one around any longer than necessary
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21 Mar 2018, 13:31

Idea 1: get rid of durty dishes
Idea 2: unleash praying mantis on the floor, they'll do good job
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Anyway, nuancing isn't your forte, so I'll agree with you like I would with a 8 year old: violence is bad, don't do hard drugs and stay in school Benj98
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23 Mar 2018, 18:48

I probably can get some nasty bug killing devices if you want.
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No Flag bigsmoke
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23 Mar 2018, 18:55

its your landlords problem get what you pay for out of him
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23 Mar 2018, 19:13

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Theres going to be a dam, the great dam and we'll let the beavers pay for it - Edeholland 2016
Anyway, nuancing isn't your forte, so I'll agree with you like I would with a 8 year old: violence is bad, don't do hard drugs and stay in school Benj98
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23 Mar 2018, 19:20

dietschlander wrote:
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this is disgusting
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Netherlands dietschlander
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23 Mar 2018, 19:25

and THE best solution, they aren't dangerous to the bashment people nor Lucy as well, poison is
Theres going to be a dam, the great dam and we'll let the beavers pay for it - Edeholland 2016
Anyway, nuancing isn't your forte, so I'll agree with you like I would with a 8 year old: violence is bad, don't do hard drugs and stay in school Benj98
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23 Mar 2018, 19:28

dietschlander wrote:and THE best solution, they aren't dangerous to the bashment people nor Lucy as well, poison is


what you need to do is bring some agent orange in that will sort the roaches out as well as any people that try and sneak in
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23 Mar 2018, 20:19

Cats love hunting bugs but if u see 1 roach it means there are 10-20 elsewhere.

Only solution is to move. I did have roaches scurry away each day I came home. Turned out my neighbour was a pig storing his take-aways and pizza boxes in the kitchen for months on end. I ended up moving and had 1 huge roach crawl out of a cabinet in my new place. My cat ate it.
Since then been roach free.
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23 Mar 2018, 20:30

Some people would see this as an opportunity and open a Traditional Serbian Food restaurant
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23 Mar 2018, 20:37

We had mice in our old, 5 guy, run-down, moldy house ($300/mo rent tho). I had the brilliant idea of getting a pet cat to take care of the problem having grown up on a farm with a half dozen farm cats who lived in the barn. We never saw another mouse again. A combination of set traps and a kill or two by Gary and his scent I think drove them out. I highly recommend this philosophy. I grew quite attached to Gary. Who knows, you could find yourself bridging the societally-constructed human-insect gap emotionally with a pet praying mantis.
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24 Mar 2018, 03:49

tedere12 wrote:Some people would see this as an opportunity and open a Traditional Serbian Food restaurant

Hilarious..
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24 Mar 2018, 03:58

sirmusket wrote:
tedere12 wrote:Some people would see this as an opportunity and open a Traditional Serbian Food restaurant

Hilarious..


I hope its Nikola Tesla themed so they sell classic Serbian food such as Burgers and BBQ ribs, McDonalds etc.
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24 Mar 2018, 04:00

bigsmoke wrote:
sirmusket wrote:
tedere12 wrote:Some people would see this as an opportunity and open a Traditional Serbian Food restaurant

Hilarious..


I hope its Nikola Tesla themed so they sell classic Serbian food such as Burgers and BBQ ribs, McDonalds etc.

Yes McDonald's is probably the most traditional Serbian Food.
Have a read;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbian_cuisine
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24 Mar 2018, 04:06

Become Ant-Man.
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24 Mar 2018, 04:12

Sirmusket makes up 60% of Serbia-related wikipedia hits.
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24 Mar 2018, 05:21

sirmusket wrote:
bigsmoke wrote:
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I hope its Nikola Tesla themed so they sell classic Serbian food such as Burgers and BBQ ribs, McDonalds etc.

Yes McDonald's is probably the most traditional Serbian Food.
Have a read;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbian_cuisine


I was joking because Nikola Tesla is a good American
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United States of America evilcheadar
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24 Mar 2018, 13:13

Let’s grill up some roaches
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24 Mar 2018, 17:43

Today is your lucky day. Just use combat max roach gel. One tube of this stuff is all you need. Place some gel in areas of infestation and within a couple days your roach problem will be gone.

It tastes like a super tasty snack to the roach and doesn't kill them until hours after they eat it. So later they die back in their nest. The poison is so potent that any roach that nibbles on the dead roach (a guaranteed touch behavior) will also die.

I hate roaches. This stuff works miracles though. Never seen it fail.

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