- May 2, 2005
Roaches cannot be negotiated with!!!We may vary on what constitutes picking a fight, Hedorah99. This is Drachenjager and I doing a little posturing and asserting ourselves, which is pretty normal around here from what I've seen. Picking a fight, in my experience usually involves fists, various blunt objects, sharp things, and some of the neat machines of war humans have ingeniously (albeit maliciously) constructed. On topic- Aren't roaches also problematic in that they hide inside walls and crevices etc? It would explain the predisposition towards using pesticides because it's a "fire and forget" solution. I've seen wild roaches on Vancouver Island, I'm not sure if they're native to the place. They're ridiculously fast, well armored and quick breeding. All the endearing aspects of good roaches, lol. My little brother dropped a 3 pound rock on one from about 36 inches up (I'm eccentric, for a Canadian because I cant stand the metric system), and the darned thing still scuttled away at a good rate of speed. It seems to be a bit of a catch 22 with chemical vs predatory methods of roach control, as I'm sure neither can garuntee that they wont return, even if all of them were killed off. Jokingly, maybe you should try to negotiate with them. Pay them to leave?:?
Sorry about the afore mentioned comment. i have seen so much bickering around here lately I assumed it was an actual argument over who had the more kick arse fauna. My apologies to both of you.
As far as chemical control, its a spray and pray method, but in the long run it may be more effective than biological control in an apartment setting. The amount of critters, whether it be gecko or centipede, needed to control a blossoming established american/german roach colony would probably need to be so large they would in fact become pests themselves. I am not positive about that but it seems like a possibility.