A Better Roach Trap
June 7, 2005 1:44 AM Subscribe
I found an enormous cockroach in my car. How do I get it out of there?
posted by cmyk to home & garden (10 answers total)
I don't eat in my car. I don't leave empty coffee cups in there. I leave the windows rolled up when I park the car. I do live in Florida, however, and it's been insanely rainy this past week - bugs are looking for dry ground.
I tried to flatten it with my shoe, but it scurried into the back seat. So much for that.
Letting the roach starve in there isn't an option. I'm very phobic. I get shaky, I feel nauseous, etc. If I found it in my hair while I was driving, I'd probably wind up wrapping my car around a pole.
I'd like to trap or kill it in a way that doesn't involve pesticides and DOES involve easy disposal of the body. If my dogs found a dead roach they'd eat it. They're in the car two or three times a week, so it's a concern.
I've heard things about Vaseline and half-empty beer bottles... if the price of driving roach-free is that my car smells like a bar, so be it.