(Closed) I’m alone at home for ONE night and I find a giant COCKROACH!!!

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I totally understand. I consider myself to be very independent and self-sufficient, but roaches turn me into this screaming, freaking out weirdo.  They just look so disgusting!  They’re pretty common in Florida because of the humidity, so I run into a few roaches a year.  I’ve called my bf to come over and kill one for me once.  Don’t be too freaked out about finding anymore.  It was probably just a random one from outside.  Just keep some lights on (I heard they don’t like light, but I have absolutely no idea how true that is).  And just remember, it’s just a bug and it won’t hurt you. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh god that sounds awful. I’ve never seen a real cockroach but I imagine they are repulsive. 

We used to have an issue with house centipedes in our old apartment. These things are the single most disgusting creatures on the planet. I won’t post a pic since they tend to make people squeemish but if you’ve never seen one, check it out. 

They like dampness so I have had a number of them crawl up the drain into our kitchen sink. That is not something I want to encounter when doing dishes!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

Ick! I hate roaches too 🙁

If it’s not dead, you should smack it with the shoe until it dies. Seriously. And then go in another room.

Also, if it’s a bigger roach, it may honestly be alone. It’s when you find babies that you have to worry – that means they’re nesting in your home. The big ones can roam alone in search of a new home, but you killed him right away, so he won’t be settling in any time soon!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

yuck! 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i only saw this now, but i am with you on the panic attack.  i went to therapy for my roach phobia and its been a year, and it totally doesnt freak me out.  i also have am emergency stash of klonopin for when i really start to panic!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I second Boric Acid. That stuff is amazing and works like a charm!!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Actually the huge ones (at least in my exp) come from outside and it may have really been alone.  If your house is clean and it just walks in looking sorta confused (because they usually will hide esp in a dirty house) it could have very well been alone, so don’t freak out yet.  The smaller ones are usually never alone though.  Good job on getting it yourself!!  Haha

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