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The battle continues

A few days ago I found a cockroach in the cupboard. I couldn’t think of a way of extracting it without touching it, so I got the vaccuum cleaner and sucked it up.

Yesterday I had to get the vaccuum cleaner out again. Got it out, and found a cockroach sitting on top of it, triumphant, as if to say “is that the best you can do?”

I pushed it onto the floor and whacked it (both in the literal and in the Mafia sense) with a piece of cardboard. Then wiped up the cockroach guts off the floor.


Given the advice for battling the buggers is to ensure food is sealed up in storage, I’ve invested in a smattering of sealable storage containers to pack stuff into. If there’s no food available, hopefully that’ll discourage them from sharing the pleasure of my company.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

4 replies on “The battle continues”

The best way to combat the little buggers is to grease up the inside of a tupperware container and half fill it with red wine.
They go for the wine like kids to robosapiens and because its greased they can’t climb out and drown in it. Works a treat, and no chemicals.

As to what type of red wine I’d say a nice Grenache so you can drown yourself in the rest of the bottle in celebration of your victory.

The red wine idea sounds great. I will keep it in mind if I have a recurring problem with the blighters.

I sucked up a huntsman from in my car once, and (thinking it was now dead) didn’t give it another thought until the next day when I saw my housemate kill a huntsman that had emerged from the room where the vacuum cleaner is kept …

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