I mentioned in an earlier post that the previous owner of our new home was a dirty person. Well, the tenants he had were worse than first thought. I had thought that my cockroach problem was eliminated until I decoded to track down a slight chirping sound I could hear at night. I was not sure if it was coming from inside or out. Late into the night I entered the kitchen area and turned on the light….. OMG!!! big bugs!! Lots of them. …. But wait….. let’s back up a bit.
My wife has had a few surprises that we have found quite humorous. One morning, she was watering some house plants when she was startled by a giant bullfrog jumping out of one of the planters. I dutifully shooed it across the road to the frantic insistence of my darling wife. Another time she jumped a foot into the air when she opened a cupboard door and a lizard, more scared than her came hurtling out. (a good chuckle that one) I Started to be concerned when one night we went to bed and a large bug of some sort scurried away. The final straw was when I went to bed 2 nights ago. Aftergiving my wife a goodnight kiss, I rolled onto my back and had a giant cockroach scurry up the back of my head and over my face!! Egad!! Time to transform into the Oweenator!
At firs I tried just to kill them by stomping on them or batting with a broom. These bugs give a bone shuddering crunch under the foot, so….. no more of that. Some are too fast and always got away. After politely turning down a marrage proposal, I was told by a woman where to purchase a spray that would kill them. The spray is very effective. With just one shot, I have terminated at least 30 of the damn things. Tonight the hunt continues.