I can't Sleep because of Cockroaches

@rusale (648)
Philippines
December 10, 2011 5:27am CST
Last September, I haven't slept well because of a cockroach. I was a new boarder in a particular boarding house. One night, I arrived at the boarding house at 12 midnight, I was so tired and sleepy that's why I went to my bed directly. By 2 in morning I woke up because there was something crawling in my feet. Then it ran to my bed side and I think it was a cockroach. I left my bed and turn on the light. What a surprise! I saw 3 cockroaches in our room. I tried to kill them but every time I smash them with my slipper they just flew above my head. I went outside the room and stayed there because I can't see any cockroach there. An hour later, I saw a cockroach again and his not alone, there's 2 of them. I went to the comfort room and turned on the lights and I saw 5 cockroaches there. I wanna cry. I wanna go home. I wanna call my father but I can't. I just stayed outside my room, and outside the comfort room. I just want to sit but I can't find any chair. I just stand there from 3am until 6am and I'm really awake. My board mates woke up. The sofa was open. I went to the couch and took a nap. I had slept for 30 minutes and went to the comfort room. The cockroach are gone. I took a bath and went to school directly. I arrived school and my classmate asked me what happened to me because I looked like a zombie. He just don't know what I've been through. That was a tiresome night. You? What will you do in that kind of situation?
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14 responses
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
OH that's terrible. I too won't be able to sleep if there's cockroach in the room. And if I see one and it wasn't killed I would never sleep until I know it was knocked down. The other night I saw one and good thing that my mom was still awake. I prepared a slipper to beat that roach already. But because I am so scared of it, I couldn't kill it - I always ask someone to kill it. Good thing my mom was able to see it crawling and it was killed.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
11 Dec 11
You should hire the cat from my di Jaiho Btw - are you comfortable with a lizard?
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
I guess I really should hire Jaiho's cat Lizard is okay, it still owe me I knocked may times and I still didn't get any surprise
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
11 Dec 11
Hhaahha...I heard the people cant sleep due to mosquito but first time heard you cant sleep due to cockroaches danger. Use Kalahit then all cockroaches will die.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Dec 11
I use Mortein
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
11 Dec 11
Hi rusale Your discussion reminds me of my college days when I had to stay at the hostel for a few months... There were lizards, cockroaches and rats in that room and of course 3 of us who were sharing the room with them Though not scared but yes, these pests do make me feel uncomfortable many times. Thanks to the technologies today, we have rat poison, cockroach killing sprays but there still seems to be nothing that can be done against these Lizards
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
the reason may be is because lizards catch insects. so they don't see them as pests
@Raashi (92)
• India
12 Dec 11
ohh...don't worry dear...just buy cockroach killer and kill them . it is the best way to stay in your room freely . so don't be upset and try it. you feel relief from all these.
@Kiara28 (24)
11 Dec 11
I'm sorry to hear that. Try to spray insecticide an hour before going in to your room. You can do it regularly to shoo the cockroaches away. Try also checking out www.lifo.com. It's an online home for information and comment on girls' interest whether it be the latest Hollywood Gossip or the trendiest fashion.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
11 Dec 11
Wow, what a night you had to endure..Frankly speaking I don't kmow what I would have done...because of the time of morning it was, you probably felt like there was nothing else for you to do.. Like they say freaks come out at night, also applies to the roaches..They really make themselves at home after the light go out...and then when the lights come on they scatter. Hopefully the owners will take care of that situtation.
• Australia
11 Dec 11
i remember i used to live in an old house with cockroaches flying around especially when it's about to rain (oh yeah, it was a sort of a signal that it will rain soon when this disgusting creatures come out of their hiding spots). it was funny cause i can kill them, though i get disgusted but i can tolerate them more than spiders. But my sister is the funniest, she stops everything that she does and hides under the mosquito net not moving at all! even if she had a major exam the next day she brings her notes with her inside the net and studies there but will never ever move.
• United States
10 Dec 11
I do not like cockroaches at all, and even the thought of them makes my skin crawl and I shudder. I definitely would not be able to sleep. I am not sure that I would even be able to sit down in case they were in the couch or chair and crawled out and all over me when I sat down. I would also keep the light on at all times.
• United States
10 Dec 11
Hi Rusale, welcome to mylot! Bless your heart! I feel bad for you staying up all night like that. I think you should report it to the owner or manager of the boarding house and ask them to exterminate the place. No one should have to live with roaches. Many do live with them and not do anything about them.. I don't know how people can coexist with roaches. I couldn't. I had a friend who was overrun with them. I loaned her my old typewriter, and decided to let her have it because I didn't want to bring any roaches home with me.. they like electronics to hide in. I helped her move to a place once and gosh... I was doing a dance trying to not step on them... they were all over the place.. in her dishes and everything... I would never eat at her house, for sure.
@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
I am afraid of cockroaches also,but they won't stop me from sleeping.I will just cover my whole body with blanket so they will not be able to touch me.I love sleeping,and I cannot imagine myself not sleeping for even one night.:)
@marguicha (94880)
• Chile
10 Dec 11
I hate cockroaches. I would buy some poison if possible, but I would also sleep with the lights on ans they usually hide from light. And, by all means, see if you can go to live at another boarding house, if you can. Take care!
• Malaysia
10 Dec 11
Hi pal, I understand how you feel. While some people are not affected at all by cockroaches, some others are very scared of them. My brother is the same as you as well. He is very afraid of cockroaches until now even though he is already thirty-two years old and have two children of his own. There's nothing much you can do when there are cockroaches in the boarding home, unless if you can talk to the person in charge there about this. They might have a solution to it. Hope you won't face the same problem again. Have a nice day!
@Mashnn (4503)
10 Dec 11
Sorry for that horrible night with cockroaches. It would also be difficult for me to sleep. I think there are medicine that you can buy that can help in eliminating them. Hope you find some solution soon.
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
Whooh! That was terrifying! Well, I have experienced the same, but in my case, they are worms... maggots, name it! I was already sleeping and suddenly, in the middle of the night, I was awaken but this squetchy small movement in my lap. By the way, I was wearing short pants at that time. I tried to look what was it. The lights were off and the room was dark. It suddenly came into my mind that they might be worms, maggots (though irrational as it was because where did they came from, right?). I immediately jumped off the bed and turned on the lights. My heart was pumping hard... men, I have phobia of worms (believe it or not) but now afraid of any other insects; just worms... I waved my 'habol' and bed sheet and there I was not able to sleep again... What I did was to lay something to sleep on the floor... Then I was able to sleep. Whooh, thanks God! I really understand what you were feeling at that time!