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Post Info TOPIC: i know this isn't ACA, but HOLY MOLY!!! WHAT a MONSTER


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i know this isn't ACA, but HOLY MOLY!!! WHAT a MONSTER


We have had horrid rains here in TX....everyday it is raining..pools of water standing near a couple of areas around my house....bailing out puddles so the mosquitos don't have a breeding fest......its awful...every day, i rush out to play tennis before the now expected deluge comes...I have been considering tossing in with my neighbors for the purpose of building an ark.....

anyway, i am in my kitchen about an hour ago, at the sink, washing out a few cups and dishes  and out of the corner of my eye, I see this BIG brown thing behind me by the stove.....I thought it was a mouse but then I see it has no tail....YIKES, it is a cockroach the size of a volkswagon in my kitchen......I'm yelling for the cat because she will kill anything non family that moves....no cat....(she was crashed out on my couch and never moved) so i grab the bug spray and I blast this sucker  TWICE...it sort of looked at me first and then scrambled under the dish washer...I could hear its "plus sized" hard body dashing for cover, under the stove, then it makes a 180 degree turn and scrambles to the dishwasher and I blast it AGAIN...the stink of that bug spray is choking me out.......i am scared to death of these things....SO i figure , oh great..it will croak under the dis washer and maybe ants will eat the body.....

NOT!!!! I go to calm myself down as I am freaked out...and on high alert....THEN,  I see it staggering around the other end of the kitchen, headed for the laundry area.....NOW its WAR!!! I grab my rug that I stand on when at the kitchen sick and I roll that up and I go after this brown, hard bodied intruder and I SNAP it with the rug...I lift up the rug and its NOT DEAD....I SMACK it again, this time over head and down as hard as I can.....AGAIN, it challenges me by not dying and tries to escape.....OK...I'm done....to hell with step 3, I am going in for the kill....I put the rug on top of it as it is trying to make its getaway, and I stomp it with all 104# of me,...jumping up and down on that rug, yelling my head off...DIE you ugly B$%$#%$!!!!  I lift of the rug and I swear!!!  the thing is FLAT!!!   Victory!!!!!  so I go to grab a paper towel, about a half a roll as I am not gonna touch this thing and it MOVES!!!! it trys to drag its flattened out body away from the scene and I do my "tap dance" on it AGAIN...

Finally it does its death twitch and its over!!! ....NEVER have I had a battle with something so much smaller than me last this long.....I clean up the mess, and I wrap it tight in the paper towel and I toss it in the trash out in the garage....

WOW!!! that thing was tough......AND ugly...AND the biggest one I ever saw....Dang rains are driving them in...........

I had to come in here and read a few posts and tell this story, so I can now go to bed without the picture of  cockroaches dancing in my head........

I can't believe that cat slept through this entire life and death struggle....she owes me a BIGGIE step 9........JUST saying

 



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We have had horrid rains here in TX....everyday it is raining..pools of water standing near a couple of areas around my house....bailing out puddles so the mosquitos don't have a breeding fest......its awful...every day, i rush out to play tennis before the now expected deluge comes...I have been considering tossing in with my neighbors for the purpose of building an ark.....

anyway, i am in my kitchen about an hour ago, at the sink, washing out a few cups and dishes  and out of the corner of my eye, I see this BIG brown thing behind me by the stove.....I thought it was a mouse but then I see it has no tail....YIKES, it is a cockroach the size of a volkswagon in my kitchen......I'm yelling for the cat because she will kill anything non family that moves....no cat....(she was crashed out on my couch and never moved) so i grab the bug spray and I blast this sucker  TWICE...it sort of looked at me first and then scrambled under the dish washer...I could hear its "plus sized" hard body dashing for cover, under the stove, then it makes a 180 degree turn and scrambles to the dishwasher and I blast it AGAIN...the stink of that bug spray is choking me out.......i am scared to death of these things....SO i figure , oh great..it will croak under the dis washer and maybe ants will eat the body.....

NOT!!!! I go to calm myself down as I am freaked out...and on high alert....THEN,  I see it staggering around the other end of the kitchen, headed for the laundry area.....NOW its WAR!!! I grab my rug that I stand on when at the kitchen sick and I roll that up and I go after this brown, hard bodied intruder and I SNAP it with the rug...I lift up the rug and its NOT DEAD....I SMACK it again, this time over head and down as hard as I can.....AGAIN, it challenges me by not dying and tries to escape.....OK...I'm done....to hell with step 3, I am going in for the kill....I put the rug on top of it as it is trying to make its getaway, and I stomp it with all 104# of me,...jumping up and down on that rug, yelling my head off...DIE you ugly B$%$#%$!!!!  I lift of the rug and I swear!!!  the thing is FLAT!!!   Victory!!!!!  so I go to grab a paper towel, about a half a roll as I am not gonna touch this thing and it MOVES!!!! it trys to drag its flattened out body away from the scene and I do my "tap dance" on it AGAIN...

Finally it does its death twitch and its over!!! ....NEVER have I had a battle with something so much smaller than me last this long.....I clean up the mess, and I wrap it tight in the paper towel and I toss it in the trash out in the garage....

WOW!!! that thing was tough......AND ugly...AND the biggest one I ever saw....Dang rains are driving them in...........

I had to come in here and read a few posts and tell this story, so I can now go to bed without the picture of  cockroaches dancing in my head........

I can't believe that cat slept through this entire life and death struggle....she owes me a BIGGIE step 9........JUST saying

 


 Gosh. That bad of a deluge huh, Texas has been hit over and over, we are getting some of your rain and we appreciate it. 

They are as big as small mice in Hawaii. 



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 Oh my golly gosh!!! It wasn't an alligator masquerading as a cockroach, was it! biggrin...



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P.S. if any nitwit thinks we are waaaaaay off topic please refer to ACA Promises No. 7...  wink...



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 Oh my golly gosh!!! It wasn't an alligator masquerading as a cockroach, was it! biggrin...


 HAHAHAHAHA....ya know???  as cocky and brazen as that thing was, I should have check it to see if it had scales on its back, LOLOLOL....(((((David))))) you are too funny



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P.S. if any nitwit thinks we are waaaaaay off topic please refer to ACA Promises No. 7...  wink...


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I thought anything was a topic as long as you don't cuss too much or only call cockroaches and such bad names.

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hey are as big as small mice in Hawaii.

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Well this sucker was damn near as big............UGLY bugger......



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Mama, do you have geckos there, a large enough one might be in order if the cat won't do its job.

That's what takes care of them in Hawaii. 

I hope David got some sleep!



-- Edited by Jgirl on Monday 17th of July 2017 12:34:30 AM

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Mama, do you have geckos there, a large enough one might be in order if the cat won't do its job.

That's what takes care of them in Hawaii. 

I hope David got some sleep!



-- Edited by Jgirl on Monday 17th of July 2017 12:34:30 AM


 No, kitty 95% is on the job....been so hot , I think she was just resting throuhg the heat....but roaches SELDOM come in my place...this "jeep" sized critter was an exception....20 mule team borax powdered in corners keeps anything insect wise at bay...



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I thought anything was a topic as long as you don't cuss too much or only call cockroaches and such bad names.


 Well then I was on topic, LOLOL....and boooy gotta confess!!!  I called that roach everything but a roach.....GAWD he was big and ugly.....i tread lightly when i go intomy kitchen, LOL



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Oh yeah, be careful of that kitchen now.
Hope you're not getting drowned out!!!

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Oh yeah, be careful of that kitchen now.
Hope you're not getting drowned out!!!


 so FAR...NO rain today...played tennis, b-ball and then a glorious swim in water sooo nice....it was great..at 24 hr. fitness, we have an outside pool for summer..i wait till late afternoon and swim and the water is nice and warm and soooo nice to swim in



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 so FAR...NO rain today...played tennis, b-ball and then a glorious swim in water sooo nice....it was great..at 24 hr. fitness, we have an outside pool for summer..i wait till late afternoon and swim and the water is nice and warm and soooo nice to swim in


 OOh Lucky you. I was in all day, old dog not so good. Spent the day painting and got quite a bit done but feel so guilty not to be working. Housework and walk this evening, hopefully. 



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 hehehehe... they done the same thing on the Alanon board- and they never told you to piss off!!! biggrin...



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Could this have been a palmetto bug? Regardless. Poor little thing. I'm cornfused. Was it Jeep Size or VW size?

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Could this have been a palmetto bug? Regardless. Poor little thing. I'm cornfused. Was it Jeep Size or VW size?


 they say palmetto, but as a former controller in a pest control company it is a COCKROACH.....deluxe size....and i would say VW in size, LOL



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 hehehehe... they done the same thing on the Alanon board- and they never told you to piss off!!! biggrin...


  LOLOL.....No!! I think most of them laughed.....one of them was really funny with his reply.....



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I've heard cockroaches, dragon flies and crocodiles are the only prehistoric beings left...maybe...Saw a Charleton Heston movie where armored plated cockroaches survived the nuclear holocaust...

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Hey Karlo, wonder what they did to survive.....when the big meteorite hit and took out all the dinosaurs , perhaps the crocs were able to hide under the water and cockroaches and dragon flies maybe went into burrows like the small mammals??? and they say that a cockroach can eat anything when deprived of food....paper...stuff you would not even imagine....they can't survive 20 mule team borax or boric acid, i hear...gets into their shell and rips them up , they say, and they bring it to family and they get killed too...i am back to using it because that monster may have had a family somewhere....

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