Operation Black Beetle

Well actually they’re not always black. In fact the majority are brownish. I don’t know why black is cooler though.

Anyway, so I have had this big roach invasion when I first moved in. I then realized I was the one who invaded as they were already beyond settled in the studio and have already colonized into tribes. I was greeted by the official runner from one of the tribes but, unfortunately, he never made it back.

Enraged at the loss of their runner, the leader of one of the tribes met the other leader in a summit beneath the kitchen. “We are to poop on the food and spread our germs and eggs where we can,” says one of the elders. “Soldiers, inseminate your women, we go commando.”

And so it happened. Impregnated female roaches infested the kitchen while the kamikaze soldiers raided the counter top.

After a month of battling, and many lost lives, I called in the exterminator. Apparently they have new technology now, and instead of spraying they just bait the roach with poison, and when it goes back to the nest it kills everyone there.

It didn’t work, and, in fact, for a while it decreased. Then winter came, and the reign of the roaches is over. Defeated, they migrated to another place. I emerged victorious.

Little did I know they went to regroup and call on friends.

The came back, recently, in large numbers. Sending their children to raid the kitchen and having an all out war against me.

I have had it with them. I mass massacred families of roaches in a mere few days. I want to go to the kitchen for once without being terrified.

I called on the official exterminator, my friend. He came, and, for 4.5 hours, we obliterated all tribes. Vacuumed, scrubbed, and cleaned with lots of Ariel and Clorox…. lots and lots of Clorox… and then naphthalene and silicon.

Unfortunately, there was one survivor. A most dangerous one. A mother. She escaped, last sighted scurrying to the bathroom.

The bathroom was cleaned and sealed up with silicon. But she survived.

Till this morning.

Hopefully I won’t be seeing any of them anytime soon, except a couple of survivors, if they manage not to suffocate in the silicon and naphthalene.

Mission Accomplished

  • Hamza

    You deserve it. This is for breaking your mutual contract with my client. Yea I am right…don’t you remember the extraordinary spider that was your first line of defense against undesirable visitors in your dorm room? But Alas, those days are over. Again, you deserve it. ;)

  • Hamza

    You deserve it. This is for breaking your mutual contract with my client. Yea I am right…don’t you remember the extraordinary spider that was your first line of defense against undesirable visitors in your dorm room? But Alas, those days are over. Again, you deserve it. ;)

  • Elijah

    *shivering all over*

    Poor you :( Use the powder poison. Apply it on the sides of all the walls and the main entrance.

    My apartment building is new and clean but my neighbor isn’t. Roaches used to flee from his apartment to mine, so I put the powder at the entrance and they’d die before they got a chance to invade me.

    Why did I have to read ur blog at such an early hour uuuuggh, I feel them surrounding me now.

  • Elijah

    *shivering all over*Poor you :( Use the powder poison. Apply it on the sides of all the walls and the main entrance.My apartment building is new and clean but my neighbor isn’t. Roaches used to flee from his apartment to mine, so I put the powder at the entrance and they’d die before they got a chance to invade me.Why did I have to read ur blog at such an early hour uuuuggh, I feel them surrounding me now.

  • KJ

    Hamza – no I will never forget that spider. But I don’t think that a spider would take care of all those little terrorists :P

    Elijaha – powder is useless for me, since the don’t come from outside but rather from the walls and under the kitchen. Nothing beats clorox really. By the way, you can bait with baking soda. It seems they like to eat it but it creates gases, and since they can’t burp they just burst.

  • KJ

    Hamza – no I will never forget that spider. But I don’t think that a spider would take care of all those little terrorists :PElijaha – powder is useless for me, since the don’t come from outside but rather from the walls and under the kitchen. Nothing beats clorox really. By the way, you can bait with baking soda. It seems they like to eat it but it creates gases, and since they can’t burp they just burst.

  • Elijah

    OMG you’re insane!
    How do u know they can’t burp? Looks like you’ve lived with them too long :P

  • Elijah

    OMG you’re insane! How do u know they can’t burp? Looks like you’ve lived with them too long :P

  • Steven Novak

    Oh, you’ll see more of them…they always come back…

    It’s like a horror film. ;)

    Steve~

  • Steven Novak

    Oh, you’ll see more of them…they always come back…It’s like a horror film. ;)Steve~