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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cucarachas!! Cucarachas!! la la la la la la la

Yes, it was only a matter of time before we saw cucarachas in the house - this is the tropics, after all. But I was feeling pretty smug that four months had gone by without a sighting. I'm very careful to sweep the floors every day, keep the counters clean, and make sure all food products are sealed and covered.

Until last week, when I got up in the middle of the night to get some juice from the fridge .... turned on the kitchen light and there they were. Huge. Four of them - on the counters and the floor.

Next day we bought a can of cockroach spray and started spraying in the kitchen. Seems they were living under the refrigerator as that's where they came running out of. There were more than four of course. Since then, haven't seen any more but we'll keep a close watch and spray routinely.

Apparently, these cockroaches can also fly! Ugh. I think tropical cockroaches are much larger than their northern brethren. I remember the ones I saw in Jamaica were huge also.

Anyway, insects are a fact of life here - they do good things for the environment. But cucarachas boarding with us? NO!!!


Dan and Lisle said...

You need Nick the Bug Guy!

Apparently he is very well known and even sprays La Casa de la Presidenta!

Many of us in the south use him - termites, scorpions, cockroaches, ants - they all disappear.

8846-4341 OR 8721-3046

he is a gringo with 20+ years living in CR

Diana said...

Thanks very much for the Buy Guy's name and contact numbers. If he is good enough for the President, he's good enough for us!!