|Photo courtesy of Mike Rosebery|
Post by Alana Cash
There are supposedly 30 different types of cockroaches in
, but I categorize only two. There’s the small kitchen-cabinet roach and
there’s the huge, horror-movie roach. The largest clocked in at 3" and that wasn't counting those nasty feelers that are as long as a TV antennae. Texas
Okay, this isn’t how you love
, but there are Texas-sized roaches abounding in the
areas where there’s a lot of humidity.
They creep you out just waltzing in around the screen door. We call them tree roaches and, man, can they
For a couple of years I lived in a little Craftsman house on Avenue D in
the house was a roach motel. They
roaches came inside – through the crack between the sash
windows, a hole in the
bathroom floor around the pipes (not the best plumbing repair), the hole for the dryer vent (I didn’t have a dryer) – and those
roaches never left. Austin
In the back bedroom where I slept, there was a small closet filled with cardboard boxes of old tax files, old journals, letters I’d saved and whatnot. Paper. Culinary delight for tree roaches.
One night I went into the bedroom, turned on the light, and there were about a dozen massive roaches visible in the room. Two were mating on the ceiling fan. I rolled up a newspaper and started after them. One went behind the blinds and I smashed the blinds so hard I cracked the window. It was disturbing to say the very least.
Anonymous said: LOL that was a good one.