When you see a cockroach,will you leave it,kill it and trample it?

cockroach - Do you kill the cockroach when you see it?
@easy888 (10405)
Australia
May 16, 2007 4:07am CST
'Yesterday,when i was in my friend's home having dinner,suddenly a big cockcroach was crawling on the floor,i was screaming loudly,my friend's boyfriend catched it with his bare hands at once,he even held its tentacles and shown us how the cockroach was struggling,finally,he chucked it away at the toilet cistern.' Are you afraid of cockcoaches?I reckon most of the women do and men seems not to be afriad of it. Do you leave it alive and let it run around because you simply do not afraid of it? Or do you kill it at once? do you kill it by your hands or spray the insecticides? Do you just throw it to the rubbish bins or do you wrap it up to make sure it will not escape in case you have not killed it? For me,I will use the vacuum cleaner to suck the cockroach it,i will never touch it by my hands. How about you? Do shares your thoughts:)+
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@sunita64 (6473)
• India
16 May 07
Well whenever I see a cockroach crawling I feel very uncomfortable so what I do is I catch him with the help of a paper and throw him outside the house, but never kill him.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 May 07
Oh,you are so generous to the cockroach,hope no one will trample on it at the street.:P
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@sunita64 (6473)
• India
16 May 07
No I do not leave him in the street, at the backyard of our house there is garden, yes cats and lizards might eat it.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 May 07
Oh,the lizard will eat the roach up,may be i have to ask my friend to keep some lizards at home. If you just leave them at the backyard and they are not eaten by the cats or crows, they will come back later,won;t they?
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@andyvish (901)
• India
16 May 07
My first reaction would be to jump out of its way. I am afraid of cocroaches. One day it entered my inner ware and created havoc there. Another thing I hate is rats. They are night crawlers and are very dangerous. Another day one of them came a bit my skin from my leg and next day I got it trapped and as a revenge let it go in an open field. The crows had a feast.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 May 07
Do the crows like to eat the rats? Thank you for telling me as i do not know it before.
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@wrdsofwisdm (1070)
• United States
16 May 07
Where I live only the smaller non-flying roaches exist. One time my aunt's neighbor invited me over to her house. Her sister was cooking on the stove and as I walked over to say hi to her, I noticed a roach on it's back next to the stove struggling to remove itself from the sticky tape on the counter! I had to suffer the tour of the house which consisted of roaches scattering when each light was turned on. I didn't stay long and once I left and was far enough away, I immediately started brushing myself off and checking for any little buggars that may have hitched a ride. If I ever see a roach in my home I will immediately kill it with whatever weapon is near and call an exterminator.
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@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
17 May 07
You should! You don't even need some weapon! You can use your hand :O. Joke!
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
17 May 07
It is important to find a suitable weapon or it is hard to catch or kill it. I reckon bloom or shoes may not be enough to kill it when it is runnning quickly on the floor.
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
18 May 07
I agree! You can grab anything that is near to you!
@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
22 May 07
When i see a cockroach without any doubt i will stomp it real hard and do the wiggle wiggle one done =) im not afraid killing a cockroach and usually i grab a dustpan to get it... never try to grab it with your hands =) take care.
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@santuccie (3375)
• United States
17 May 07
I am the designated household exterminator. There was a time when I killed bugs by hand, but nowadays I usually use a paper towel for the sake of cleanliness. Oftentimes when I kill a bug, a small mess is left behind. I clean it right away with the same paper towel before throwing it away.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
19 May 07
SO what did you feel when you try to crush a roach in your palm?
@abroji (3247)
• India
16 May 07
easy, cockroaches, spiders, centipedes etc. have no excuse. They are to be killed immiediately. There won't be enough time to go for insecticides and vaccum cleaner. They will be killed beaten by my slippers, or whatever I get. Not afraid of them at all.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 May 07
Oh,i am not a brave woman,men should help us catching it:P.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
16 May 07
Thank you for the comment.
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• India
16 May 07
i catch it , hold it , remove it's tentacles and wings... then take a saucepan , give some oil... then fry it with some salt ... make a delicious food and enjoy it !!! please don't mind ......... just kidding .
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 May 07
may be you can try next time,why not:P
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• India
16 May 07
okay... surely i will try and tell you how it tastes...
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@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
19 May 07
If they're just crawling on the floor I just generally let them be. It's the flying roaches that really freak me out. I get the nearest slipper I can put my hands on and give it a whack when they land.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
20 May 07
Fair enough,but it is really hard to catch them no matter what methods you are using.
• India
18 May 07
HI easy888! If anything scares me in the face of earth it's a cockcroach. The moment i see a cockcroach i try to kill it hook or crook. Since i have the pest control people visiting at intervals seeing a cockcroach at my house is very unlikely.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
23 May 07
Good to live in a pest free home:)
@tsgirl01 (900)
• United States
17 May 07
Ewwwww! What a topic easy888! I am so scared of roaches, waterbugs and spiders that I run from them. I hate them! I don't have bugs in my apartment but use Combat as a preventive measure because some neighbors have roaches. When I moved into my apartment almost 14 years ago, my grandson's mother and I opened all the windows. A water bug got in the bathroom window. You should have seen us get out the door and bang on a neighbor's door. We asked for help and the amused man across the hall killed the bug and picked it up with toilet paper and deposited it in the wastebasket in the bathroom. I asked him to please put the tissue in the toilet so that I could flush and know that the bug could not come back. Years later the neighbor still asks me if I remember how we met and I still get embarrased. But, I am afraid of the bugs! Good question easy888, take care...
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
19 May 07
:)
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
17 May 07
i will never touch it with my bare hands! ITS DIRTY!!! i mean, its been crawling everywher and holding it with bare hands is getting whatever germs and bacteria they're carrying!!! i have insect killer at home, so whenever i see them crawling around, i spray them with insecticide to kill them directly!
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
19 May 07
True,if the crawl onto your food,it may make you ill as they may have been to the gutter before.Er..disgusting.
@aladnzane (154)
• Canada
16 May 07
Where I live now there are no cockroaches believe me our city is cockroach free. Where I used to reside I had an apartment that was infested with them. I did what ever was necessary to rid them from my living space. I poisoned them, trampled them and tossed them into the toilet. I have no fear of them but since they do not help pay the rent they must go.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
17 May 07
You cannot find any cockroaches near the gutters on the street?
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@RedRaven (39)
• India
16 May 07
Well my roomate consist of two lizards, one with a broken tail cos the other one is the dominant one and some few cockroach.Dunno where they came from and i never thought of spraying them off.When am bored i stare at the cieling to see the lizard activities , when they fall i gently pick them up with my scale and let them climb the cieling again but, when i see a cockroach, there broke a hurrican in my room.I stomp at them, attack with whatever i have on my hand but mostly my toilet slippers came in handy.then silently drag them in one corner by their filler.The next morning before locking my room i can be surely satisfied that the lizards have their heavy meal!
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 May 07
It seems that the lizards are the biggest enemies of the cockroaches,may be it is better to use lizard than insecticides.lol.
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Oh no, I wouldn't even dare touch the cockroach. I am not afraid of it though. When I see one, I will immediately get my broom and sweep it away from my house. Cockroaches lay eggs rather quickly. I do not like to see my house with lots of creature lurking around. My bunny is pretty helpful in catching those cockroaches for me too.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 May 07
As i know,cockroach will lay 12 'babies'everytime during labouring,and i am not sure how many times they will have labouring in a year, and i cannot imagine how many cockroaches are producing their offsprings in their nest. I also know that the baby bunny may be scared of the big cockroaches,isn't it true?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
16 May 07
ewwwwwww - touch it with my hands - NO!!! Stomp on it - yes.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 May 07
Use pairs of big shoes to stomp in it.:P
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@worthy (2413)
• India
16 May 07
I'll scream a bit but then will let it go.poor thing ,why kill it.when it goes away,maybe then i'll spray the cockroach repellant,so that it doesn't come back again.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 May 07
What if the cockroach is crawling on the table toward the food you are eating?
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
Cockroaches are too annoying because they are omnivorous and they devastate almost everything they come across in our house. Though I’m not afraid of them I dare not touch them as their bodies always give a kind of nasty smell that I dislike most. Anyhow I’ll never kill them when I come upon any. Instead I just remove it by using a plastic bag and let go in somewhere outside my fence.
@gharinder (2044)
• India
19 May 07
well easy i am not afraid of cockroaches, but i admit i hate them really, i am not going to touch them with my hands, except once or twice in my life, when i had to take out its mandibles during our bio class, usually i allow them to run, but if they try to enter my wardrobe, i have no choice to kill them with my slippers or broom, or i might use the insecticide.
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• India
19 May 07
cockroach ,nasty thing.i hate that thing in theworld itself. whereever i see a cockroach i vill kill it such a nasty thing.but there is a say hat i have heard is that in hiroshimaa the cockroaches could survive atombomb is it true or not that i dont know
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
Hi easy. Well I have always been strange. When little boys chased girls around the playground with bugs I wouldn't run. Instead i would ask to see it. I have always been fascinated with bugs. I would not be scared of roaches although I don't like them much. They are a pain and cause disease. But they will probably outlive all of us. I could tell you a lot about them but you probably don't want to hear lol. Have a nice day. :)