Something triggered this last night.
I was watching the 9:30pm news on my comfy sofa and suddenly a black UFO sized like a table tennis ball flew in from the balcony windows hovered across the plains of my living room- landeding itself on my new 29' LCD!
It an American Cockroach!
I flung myself into the kitchen, grabbed a popular brand of insecticide and found that I had a problem. I can't bring myself to spray onto my new LCD. So with some help of a newspaper rolled into a ball, I managed to hit it well enough to cause the roach to slip and fell from my TV.
Immediate action took place. I had no hesitation or whatsoever in using up my 600ml can of brand new insecticide on this grotesque trespasser.
To my amazement this ugly creature refused to die despite me already using up a 1/4 of gas from my can. It took me 20 full minutes of chasing the little monster around my house and 1/2 a can of insecticide before it finally flipped and gave up- but it was still moving it's legs on it's back!
After some reading online, I come to realised that these little things are so hard to kill. They can survive 4 - 42 degress celsius and can turn parthenogenetic (ie. no need to mate in order to lay eggs) when they feel there isn't any male species around. furthermore, they can grow resistant to harsh environment which includes chemical war.
Some ways to kill roaches in the poll were suggested from people around the world gathered online.
Perhaps you guys can help to add to or suggest how would you handle such situations.
Thanks in advance- I'd never felt so vulnerable in a long time.