Do I really need to address the cockroach problem?
May 14, 2012 7:44 AM Subscribe
Today I saw a cockroach. It's huge. (3 inches?) But I mean - it's just a cockroach, right? RIGHT?
posted by goodbyewaffles to home & garden (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As a rule, I am way more freaked out by dead bugs than live ones. In three years in this apartment, this is the only cockroach I've ever seen, and that's something I can live with. I don't want to call my landlord or fumigate or put down traps that I'll eventually have to clean.
So, at the risk of sounding like a gross person - how much do I really need to worry about cockroaches? If I just do nothing, can anything bad actually happen to me/my stuff/the apartment? Is cockroach elimination a purely aesthetic choice, or am I going to contract a terrible cockroach-borne illness and die if I don't get rid of these guys?