We’ve not seen any cockroaches for a couple of weeks apart from 2 dead ones we found when we got back from holiday – probably starved to death, poor things!
Yesterday I found a tiny one – might not even have been a cockroach, so I’m not sure we should count that.
This morning, however, I found a very large live one in the dishwasher.
The closed dishwasher that had finished a hot wash in the middle of the night.
Now, how did it get in? The dishwasher doesn’t leak, as far as I know, so it must be pretty well sealed. Where do these creatures come from? Up the drain pipe maybe? Should I be calling them all incy wincy like the spider?!
More importantly, how was I going to get it out?
With the heating element in the bottom it was impossible to trap it under a cup and even if I did, what would I do with it then? There was no room to put some card underneath to trap it and take it outside. I did try but then it just hid underneath the spinning arm so I couldn’t reach it. Hmm. You can’t really use the very poisonous cockroach exterminating spray in the dishwasher can you?
So I emptied the dishwasher of the clean things and put the dirty breakfast plates in and put it on a hot wash!
I did feel a bit guilty. But there was no need. When I opened the dishwasher at the end of its cycle there was no sign of the cockroach at all. Not a dead one, boiled-alive one hiding anywhere.
I guess they can teleport…