Monday, July 8, 2013

Arrrrh, the crawling cockroaches!

The motzies (mosquitoes) don't quite bother me as much as the spine-chilling cockroaches, but both can be quite a nuisance. 

It is tough to sleep when the motzie is flying around you, waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting you and drinking your blood. However, when compared to the both residences that I have lived in, the first one didn't have much motzies around but the second one definitely had more of them, especially during their feeding hours (of 7am and 7pm?).

I have no idea why, but cockroaches had infested both houses, emerging in places where you won't expect to find them. Nobody said that cockroaches will appear in the wardrobe, nibbling on clothes or even in the bedroom, feeling like they own the place....


Not exactly the image I wanted, but you do get the drift, right?

It'd always use me as a bridge to get across the room in the wee of the hours of the night, never hesitating to crawl on me and leaving me wide awake for at least an hour after that. Teochew Mama and Papa Carrie seemed to have been spared.

12 comments:

  1. Yucks! I hate these creepy crawlies. My body is itching now. Lol!

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    1. I know right, Shirley. I'd have the same feeling too.

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    1. Me too, Yum List. It's like these cockroaches are born to follow me for life. =(

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  3. i hate that.. especially they can fly around

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    1. Me too, cquek. Oh yeah, I hate it when they fly around, cause you won't know where they'll land. Maybe on the pillow; maybe on the table. *shudders* =/

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  4. They've all kinds of poisons and traps for those...I think.

    Btw, did you see the movie? Joe's Apartment?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj3ra_B1PVU
    LOL!!!

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    1. There are, suituapui, but there's no way of permanently eradicating those crawly pests (unless the owner tears down the house and renovates it from scratch).

      Nope, I've not seen the movie yet, but I'll definitely take a peek at the trailer tomorrow. Sounds... slithery and scary. =D

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  5. I think it could be due to neighbors too!

    I had a massive cockroach invasion last year too and I bought a lot of those cockroach traps (it's poison inside a small flat cube about 1/2 the size of your cell phone). I put 12 of them (overkill) in each corner and I had cockroaches die every day.

    However, I don't have any roach problems since! It really works - just be careful coz the poison can travel so mopping the floor is a must.

    Hope that helps!

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    1. I'd love to think so too, Huai Bin, except that the previous residence's neighbor is rather clean with their garden.

      Thank you for your advice, HB! I'll take it and give a shot. =) Do you think the hardware shop will sell it, though? I'm hoping it will work. As of now, we're thinking of calling the NLC guys to come and spray but are kind of worried of the chemical smell...

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  6. omigosh, i have a cockroach phobia. though fortunately, my apartment is relatively high on the 14th floor and the cockroaches rare intrude so far up on my block. still, i keep a can of bug spray indoors for emergencies! i hope there's some solution to be found someday to your cockroach problem...

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    1. Wow, you're definitely lucky, Sean! =)

      We're thinking of calling the NLC guys to come and spray the chemicals but for the time being, we're stuck to using the cockroach bait from Daiso.

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