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Cockroach?

Killed a bug in my room today. I'm pretty shitty at identifying insects, but from the pictures I've seen online, I think it might've been a cockroach. So, am I fucked or what?
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RE: Cockroach?

Maybe...maybe not. Depends on whethr they set up shop in da house.

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RE: Cockroach?

Agree with Brainiac, one cockroach does not necessarily mean that you have or are going to have an infestation.
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Cockroach?

Guess I'll just have to wait and see, then.
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Cockroach?

It's worth looking around and seeing if you can find more. Cupboards, behind furniture, in cracks and crevices, etc.

But yeah, if there's just one it may not be a big deal. If you start seeing any more, I'd talk to your mom, landlord if you have one, and they should do something. There are poison gels available at drugstores, for example, in some cases an exterminator could help. But it is possible to get rid of them, so you're not necessarily "fucked" even if there are more. The earlier you catch and treat the problem the better.

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RE: Cockroach?

We've had occasional roaches and spiders for years despite leaving poison for them :/ Probably because the dude next door seems to have a rotting-wood-and-assorted-junk fetish. My dad calls his house a "termite farm" and his backyard caught fire once because he kept propane cans back there that "he thought were empty."

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This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

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If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Cockroach?

Why kill spiders? They're insect predators. I told my parents not to touch any spiders lest they take away a defensive measure against fly insects.

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Cockroach?

Well, shit.

Alright, here's what happened. I saw the first bug, which I think was an American cockroach. So I killed it. Later, I remember killing another brown, winged bug... but I didn't think too much of it at the time. Compared to the first bug, it was rather small. It was also a darker shade of brown. I forgot about it until just now, when I encountered the same type of bug again. I looked for pictures of it online... and it looks like a German cockroach.

Fuck.
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Cockroach?

It's an ethnic diversity conference.

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Cockroach?

Seen a couple of those aforementioned bugs around, maybe around one every day (the smaller ones)... but what I'm concerned about now is finding a fucking silverfish in my bed.

Oh yeah, and speaking of spiders: I mostly just leave them alone because they mostly just leave me alone (although one did jump on my face once)... sometimes I get concerned that it's actually a tick and that it's going to bite me while I'm sleeping and I'll get lyme disease... but of course I never do anything about it.
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RE: Cockroach?

I fucking loathe spiders and usually leave them alone because they eat the random ants/bugs that infest my house

Buuuut today i woke up and found a nice little spider bite on my shoulder. Some dickfuck spider thought it'd be a good idea to chew on me while i slept and now i've gone and burnt my house down since i couldn't find it.
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Insect murderer :(

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Centipede bite tho...

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my mom has a tendency to love to kill spiders

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I have a roach infestation because there is a tree in our yard that attracts roaches. They sneak up on me at night.

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Chop down that tree.

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(05-24-2017 07:51 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Chop down that tree.

Blow up the house too so they have nowhere to hide.
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In all seriousness you might want a fumigator.

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RE: Cockroach?

ticks are easy to spot because they just look like trouble. I kill everything in my house except for my family. this is my house dammit! (at least I'm renting it)

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remind me never to go to your house
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damn right.

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(05-28-2017 01:09 PM)the Analogist Wrote:  ticks are easy to spot because they just look like trouble. I kill everything in my house except for my family. this is my house dammit! (at least I'm renting it)
Especially corrupt police. They are the biggest, worst roaches.

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(08-04-2015 08:05 PM)Sharpie Wrote:  I fucking loathe spiders and usually leave them alone because they eat the random ants/bugs that infest my house

Buuuut today i woke up and found a nice little spider bite on my shoulder. Some dickfuck spider thought it'd be a good idea to chew on me while i slept and now i've gone and burnt my house down since i couldn't find it.
Our cats used to eat the roaches that infested our house.

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