Why do cockroaches own me?

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    Sep 04, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    Why am I a bitch when it comes to facing cockroaches face to face? I mean I outweigh it by a million times and have the ability to kill it instantly, but everytime I see one I quiver, scream, and run away. What is it about them that triggers my brain to freak out? Why am i not afraid of flies or other crazy little critters but yet get completely owned by especially adult roaches? When you really sit down and think about their real threat it seems like an irrational fear.
    Thank god I don't live in Madagascar, I'd be dead by now
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    For me.. it's the thought of cleaning up their guts and goop after whacking them with a newspaper. Especially the big ones. So I choose to use spray instead. Luckily my place is roach free. So I don't have to worry about it.

    You can always get those roach traps. I hear they're pretty effective. A little too effective.. icon_lol.gif

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  • robevans912

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    Sep 04, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    It's because, at night when you're soundly asleep, a small squad of cockroaches will march into your ear canal slowly boring their way into your grey matter.

    That's how they control you and give you these irrational fears.


    Source: Peer reviewed entomology article.
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    Aggieboy saidWhy am I a bitch when it comes to facing cockroaches face to face? I mean I outweigh it by a million times and have the ability to kill it instantly, but everytime I see one I quiver, scream, and run away. What is it about them that triggers my brain to freak out? Why am i not afraid of flies or other crazy little critters but yet get completely owned by especially adult roaches? When you really sit down and think about their real threat it seems like an irrational fear.
    Thank god I don't live in Madagascar, I'd be dead by now


    I personally I have had terrible experiences as a child with flying cockroaches trying to fly on my face. Plus when they would do their little 'dance' with their leg kicking, I would be disgusted and freaked out as all hell. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Sep 04, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    ParadiseLost saidI personally I have had terrible experiences as a child with flying cockroaches trying to fly on my face. Plus when they would do their little 'dance' with their leg kicking, I would be disgusted and freaked out as all hell. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Hahahahaha that is soo funny/cute


    Personally I hate reptiles.... I will 'lift my skirt', squeal and run.. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    Fivealive said
    ParadiseLost saidI personally I have had terrible experiences as a child with flying cockroaches trying to fly on my face. Plus when they would do their little 'dance' with their leg kicking, I would be disgusted and freaked out as all hell. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Hahahahaha that is soo funny/cute


    Personally I hate reptiles.... I will 'lift my skirt', squeal and run.. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    Awww. I can I look what's underneath your skirt if I show you my reptile? icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    Bugs are HIDEOUS.

    You never know where they are looking.

    A rat, a mouse, a python, a wild boar...You can make eye contact and level the playing field to a degree.

    Not with insects.

    I live in NYC. From Avenue D to Park Avenue -- there are bugs. Period.

    Get Combat. The most important and best 10.00 you will ever spend.

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    Sep 04, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    You know, I had never seen a cockroach, other than at a zoo, in person until I went to San Antonio, TX for a year. Go figure, my first night there I saw a half-dead/half-alive cockroach on its back in my hotel room! I was actually pretty horrified, haha.

    I have not missed those critters at all since moving back to VA icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    Cash saidBugs are HIDEOUS.

    You never know where they are looking.

    A rat, a mouse, a python, a wild boar...You can make eye contact and level the playing field to a degree.

    Not with insects.

    I live in NYC. From Avenue D to Park Avenue -- there are bugs. Period.

    Get Combat. The most important and best 10.00 you will ever spend.

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    I want to purchase some Venus fly traps and pitcher plants. >:X
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    i don't wanna touch it either, but that doesn't stop me from chasing the shit out of it with a paper towel before flushing it down the throne icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    Could be SOOOOOOooooooo much worse..............icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidi don't wanna touch it either, but that doesn't stop me from chasing the shit out of it with a paper towel before flushing it down the throne icon_cool.gif


    You're braver than I. I'd throw a shoe at it or spray it with raid. You know what also works well?

    Splenda?

    You know what works doubly well?

    Peridex. icon_smile.gif Instant fatality.
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
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    xrichx said
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    When I was little this giant cockroach climbed up into my bed.

    That single jarring experienced probably made me gay, gave me social anxiety, triggered my male pattern baldness and accounts for my stubborn stomach fat.
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    Reminds me of my ex lol he was a big black guy aka my bear but he was afraid of spiders every time he saw one he would freak out and little ol me would have to come save the day and smoosh them for him. icon_razz.gif
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    Fufufufu. >:B
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidWhen I was little this giant cockroach climbed up into my bed.

    That single jarring experienced probably made me gay, gave me social anxiety, triggered my male pattern baldness and accounts for my stubborn stomach fat.


    Cucarachas cause tendencies toward same-sex sex? icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    ParadiseLost said2007_June_Camel_Spider3_small.jpg

    Fufufufu. >:B

    A camel spider lol those are all over the place in Sierra Vista.
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:46 AM GMT
    metta8 said^
    I didn't realize that. I have never seen one in my home and I live next to a forest. What we get are ants.....there are way too many ants in my area.


    Ants are definitely more of a problem where I live. I've never seen a roach in all the years I've lived here. But ants tend to appear seasonally along with house centipedes.
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidBy the way, people consider roach infestations to be a huge concern.

    Once I was on the bus in Chicago and I saw several roaches crawling on the floor (of the bus). I could see about ten babies crawling around and what appeared to be the larger mother (who might have been carrying them on her back).

    Well, I let the bus driver know and he pulled the bus over and used the bus's phone to notify his superior (I'm assuming). He then ordered everyone to get off the bus and wait for the next one to come.

    Roach eggs can collect on the bottom of your shoes and you can bring them into your home.

    No matter how clean of a person you are it really doesn't matter. Especially if you have dirty neighbors. Plus they like condensation and water areas. So you'll almost always find them by the sink and/or behind the refrigerator where it's warm and dark.


    I didn't realize that. I have never seen one in my home and I live next to a forest. What we get are ants.....there are way too many ants in my area. I have to figure out a way to get rid of them out of my yard in a way that will work without poisons. I have tried the natural stuff and it kills them but after it dries...the others come back.
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:51 AM GMT
    I don't have much trouble with cockroaches, but with one of my old roommates I had a mouse. Roommate um...disliked me and had his own food garbage can in his bedroom so that he didn't have to take out mine with his (whatever), meanwhile Ralph set up shop under roommate's furniture and pooped his little heart out until i replaced roommate with a cleaner person.
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
    This is such a disgusting thread...I think I have a phobia of cockroaches haha.
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    Sep 04, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    Ugh, a mouse came up from behind my stove a few weeks back. No roaches tho, my job has some that pop in and it. They're small tho.
    I lived in FL where there was these Palmetto bugs that were basically just gigantic roaches that flew. They haunt me in my dreams.
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    Sep 04, 2012 5:01 AM GMT
    xrichx saidFor me.. it's the thought of cleaning up their guts and goop after whacking them with a newspaper. Especially the big ones. So I choose to use spray instead. Luckily my place is roach free. So I don't have to worry about it.

    You can always get those roach traps. I hear they're pretty effective. A little too effective.. icon_lol.gif

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    That picture is terrifying !
  • monstapex

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    Sep 04, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
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