My parents come down from Ipoh quite often. And when they do, they put up at my place. They were going to come down on Wed so I decided to clean the bathroom attached to their room.
That was my good deed !
But in the process of rushing to complete the cleaning, I forgot I had taken out the shower drain cover and forgot to close it.
What went bad was this.
Monday evening, I saw a cockroach at the landing just outside their room. Took out my insectiside and a rolled up newspaper and swatted it.
Proceeded to clean boyboy up.
When I came up later that night, I saw another one just under the bed. Rolled up another newspaper (the previous newspaper I already threw away coz I never expected to see another one in the same night!) and killed it.
By this time of course hubby was back and I was yelling at him to come up and help me pick it up (I can't bend down now).
We proceeded to the bathroom with the intention of flushing it down the toilet bowl WHEN.....lo behold....we saw THREE cockroaches in the bathroom.
Hubby drowned 1 and swatted 2.
I had goosebumps all over now. I hate cockroaches of all the creepy crawlys. I always imagine them infested with germs!
Made a mental note to myself to dettol the entire room and bathroom tommorrow. At the back of my mind wondering IF I could even do it!
Anyways.....went to bed. My frequent peeing, aching groin and boyboy's cough didn't help with my sleeping. At around 4+ am, I woke up to boyboy's non stop coughing to get him some water. Lay down after checking the time and heard a soft thud behind my head.
What made me get up to check, I wonder! But I did and staring at me was a black flat thing!!!! EwwWWw....
I jumped out of bed and yelled at hubby "ANOTHER ONE!!!!"
Yes, it was another cockroach that landed on my pillow.
You bet I didn't continue sleeping after that. I kept staring at my bed wondering how in the world the cockroach got there....unless it was not only creepy crawly but fly-ey as well!
SUPER DUPER eWWwWW.....
Went to the bathroom. Don't know why I still dared to go in without the lights on. Cleaned up thoroughly and decided to downstairs.
Hubby just told me that he killed another one hiding under the toilet bowl seat cover! I could have fainted if I was not already sitting down in office.
My house is not that dirty, save for the dirt of having one kid in the house. And if it was food they were looking for, the cockroaches would have been in the kitchen not on the upper floor only. So, that is my only consolation.
It was just an unfortunate lack of memory and a rush by incident of leaving the shower drain pipe open. But then again....
Either the neighbour just did pest control to account for the MANY that emerged or the grounds under the house is already infested with cockroaches!
Makes me wonder about town houses and a kitchen existing above my bedroom! You know how kitchens attract cockroaches easier. You reckon they might give my floor a skip and go up a floor higher?
At any rate.....I am all goosey bumpy and eerie now.
How many have you killed in a night - these tip-toeing brown flat flying crawlies?