Just killed a cockroach (or so I thought).
Saw a cockroach running merrily around my living room. Decided to roll up some newspaper and whack it. It was a bull’s eye. I happily left it there and walked off to take my bath.
When I returned to the murder scene, the cockroach had already migrated about an inch or two. I quickly took the paper to catch it but it ran away. I managed to catch up with it and crunched it to the ground.
I returned to the original site and tried to clean off the evidence (white innards of the loathsome pest) but part of it had already dried!!!
2 lessons learned from this episode:
- When cockroach is still in a daze, crush it and throw it away (flushing down the toilet may be the best). Don’t just leave it there else it would revive and start running around again.
- Clean up the murder scene immediately. Any traces left for just a few minutes will dry up and become harder to clean off.
Oh… if you are wondering if I have cleaned off the subsequent murder site… well… I decided to leave it to my handy hubby to do the job of the undertaker when he gets home. Don’t like the sight of cockroaches … dead or alive. (Some lessons learned do not get applied immediately. ;p)