Would you shriek when you spot a huge cockroach?
July 18, 2007 5:21pm CST
We all use killer-spray to kill any pests crawling about the wall,floor,bath. But initially how do you react at spotting a huge fiery-looking cockroach or any household pests on your floor? You probably would shriek,"EEEEk" "Crikey" "Oh my God!" "Save my Soul" "Wow" before you could reach for the can of killer-spray.Would you? Or should we let it go out of compassion?
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19 Jul 07
Well as soon as I spot a giant cockroach I don't really say anything, I either get a shoe and a can of bug spray and spray it constantly while beating it with my shoe and yelling "die cockroack, die!"... or I just get a cup and a piece of paper and try to catch it to put it outside. Depends on how I'm feeling that day haha. Although for some reason I usually seem to spot cockroaches just before I want to go to bed and relax, but if it's crawling around my room I can't relax until I get rid of it in one way or another, I have to 'search and destroy'.
• United States
18 Jul 07
When I was in Morocco, I seen a roach that was about 4 inches long. It freaked me out. I made my brother-in-law go kill it. In fact, I ran out of the bathroom. I'm normally not like that with bugs but it was huge. The rest of the trip I made sure my luggage was sealed so I didn't bring any trespassers home with me.
• United States
18 Jul 07
Actually, cockroaches just get "smushed" unless they are where I can not reach them with a shoe or a flyswatter. I use the spray as little as possible; so I won't be poisoning ourselves and our pets. The only thing that gets a BIG reaction out of me are tarantulas! House spiders are bad enough; but, every now and then a tarantula will get in the house. I usually scream and then yell for help while keeping an eye on it so it won't escape and hide somewhere. (I should also explain that I am allergic to spider bites - a tiny house spider will make me sick for 3 - 5 days if it bites me; so a tarantula bite would probably be deadly.)
4 Oct 07
In my previous apartment, there’s this cockroach that always come in and out from somewhere and it took me sometime to get rid of it because whenever I see it I don’t know what to do – if I were to run or go kill it haha.. I’m really afraid of those kinds of creatures. One time I ran straight to my bed because I came near to my feet that I almost touch it and I got shocked and I in fact trembled haha..
29 Aug 07
I will definitely shriek and say something like "arrghh!!". Lol. I hate to kill insects because I am disgusted by them. Usually I just let them pass by. However if I have to deal with it I will take my slippers and give it a hard knock with the base of my slippers.
22 Aug 07
I will never be shrieking just for a cockroach or any insect for that matter as I am already got used seeing cockroach here in my place. Instead, I will find a way to kill it by any means. Sad to say, these cockroaches also learned to evade us. And they grow fast and reproduces like lightning huh! I really could not understand the purpose of the creation for these cockroaches. I am sure there must be one or they will not be here among us. Our native chickens love to run after these bugs and eat them. Maybe it's a great source of protein for them. It is said that once nuclear weapons will be unleashed during a great war, only cockroaches will survive. I think they based it on the experiences during the Hiroshima atomic bombing where cockroaches were seen to survive on the ground after the attack.
20 Aug 07
We don;t get cockroached in out house, thankfully. We do get some pretty big house-spiders but they don't bother me. I will catch it if possible and put it outside. If it runs under heavy furniture or something i just leave it. It will eat any flies or other small bugs and stop them annoying me! I don't like moths though, they are terrible at flying and fly right into you! I was at the doorway smoking one night and a moth as big as a small bird came right at me (attracted to the light) I nearly made a mess in my pants at that one!