there is a giant cockroach loose in my kids' bedroom

(45 Posts)
oliveoil Thu 25-Jan-07 15:01:10

big wuss

I am scared of alllll creepy crawlies and camped out in the middle of nowhere in Oz so it can be done

but I checked my bedcovers every night just in case something venomous (sp?) was going to attack

sandcastles Thu 25-Jan-07 15:01:02

OO, that sounds nice....NOT!

MamaGstring Thu 25-Jan-07 14:59:54

omg
i'm NEVER going to oz

oliveoil Thu 25-Jan-07 14:58:34

dh once stayed in a dump in Kings Cross in Sydney and got up to get a drink in the night and the kitchen floor was moving

sunnywong Thu 25-Jan-07 14:58:16

we have big spiders that when you tread on them barefoot it feels like you've trodden on a cat's paw. Huntsmen, but their bite is not venomous.

It's OK, OO, on the east coast they have a Paralysis Tick, we dont'

sandcastles Thu 25-Jan-07 14:58:14

We do!

I think we have a family of Red Backs in the garage too...we keep seeing them appearing.

We have sprayed with surface spray, but they are there....

FoghornLeghorn Thu 25-Jan-07 14:58:06

Eeeewww, that's given me goosebumps. I absolutely hate cockroaches, terrify the life out of me.

I heard somewhere before that you shouldn't squish them because all of their eggs are under their shell - if they shell gets crunched, the eggs comes out

sunnywong Thu 25-Jan-07 14:57:08

they are indeed

will it creep over our sleeping faces all night now and lay eggs in our ears? Or do they do that every night and it was just this one that got cocky and showed itself?

oliveoil Thu 25-Jan-07 14:56:45

do you have big spiders that have legs the size of thumbs as well???

sandcastles Thu 25-Jan-07 14:55:32

They even take age to die with the Mortein spray...I had one struggle for life for ages..blardy invincable them!

sunnywong Thu 25-Jan-07 14:55:02

yes OO, one of the dugites will get it when it goes in the garden next

oliveoil Thu 25-Jan-07 14:54:31

I would retire to my boudoir and sob and leave dh to work out what to do

very kafka...

sunnywong Thu 25-Jan-07 14:54:18

they are so strapping!

It seems to have grown quiet. There are too many suitcases under the kids' beds to get at it and the room is so tiny if we did disturb it it would surely fly in to my hair and down my ear, as we all know that is its one aim in life.

I don't know what to do about it really

SSShakeTheChi Thu 25-Jan-07 14:53:35

oh yuk. They're so hard to kill with those hard backs. Revolting things. Could you trap it into walking into a tin with some sugar in it and then quickly cover the opening and carry the whole thing out to the bin. Or mix poison of some kind (if you have it handy) with the sugar

You can beat the heck out of them, they just walk off right as rain.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 14:53:25

OMG, I HATE cockroaches. I really, really do.

In the places where I grew up, they are HUGE - 2in.+, have prickles on their legs, fly and have an exoskeleton better than any suit of amour humans thought up.

sandcastles Thu 25-Jan-07 14:53:14

lol OO.....they are the least of your worries!!!

oliveoil Thu 25-Jan-07 14:52:36

omg

I hate cockroaches

<<hides Oz visa forms under floorboards>

sandcastles Thu 25-Jan-07 14:51:43

OMG......those cockroaches are horrid...

I'd have to kill it before I went to bed..

sunnywong Thu 25-Jan-07 14:50:26

I was lying in bed with just the laptop for light and I thought I heard and saw an empty crisp packet rustle and float to the foot of the bed. Just my imagination
Then I saw a fricking beat the size of a bourbon biscuit with antennae 4 inches long sitting next to me.
I screamed and leaped out of bed, called for dh, and it flew in to the kids' room under the bunk bed. We can hardly spray Mortein over our sleeping angels and the bloody thing won't come out to be beaten with a rolled up newspaper, although it was such a glossy robust specimen I think it would need beating with an axe handle.
It's the heat. Makes them very social.
Feck.

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