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Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 15, 2008 12:01AM
Coworkers just found a HUGE cockroach walking around on the walls in their office. We took pictures (to send to management) and then a captured it in a cup, took it to the bathroom and flushed it.

I don't really care if it dies or not, but I was just thinking (after seeing WALL-E) that roaches don't die easily, and being submerged for a while probably won't do the job.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 15, 2008 12:03AM
You're probably right. Shoulda smashed it and sent it along with the pictures.



It is what it is.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 15, 2008 12:12AM
Myth Busters did a test

[www.youtube.com]
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: Black Landlord
Date: July 15, 2008 12:23AM
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GGD
Myth Busters did a test

[www.youtube.com]

That was cool-- thanks for posting it.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: rgG
Date: July 15, 2008 12:30AM
I hate roaches. I usually catch spiders, wasps and other small critters that get trapped in the house under a glass and just release them outside, but a roach usually gets a swift swat with the nearest available shoe. Same goes for silverfish, ewwwwe.





Alpharetta, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 15, 2008 12:35AM
I never noticed this before but clicking on a link to a YouTube movie opens the YouTube app on my iPod touch



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Nothing to see here, move along.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: M>B>
Date: July 15, 2008 02:16AM
When I lived in Hawaii when I was a small child in the 50's. My family lived in a quonset hut and regularly caught cockroaches in Victor mouse traps and they dragged them away trapped by them!

Cockroaches will inherit the Earth!!!
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 15, 2008 03:26AM
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M>B>
Cockroaches will inherit the Earth!!!

Cockroaches and robots, it would appear.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: samintx
Date: July 15, 2008 04:34AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
You're probably right. Shoulda smashed it and sent it along with the pictures.

Anyone that does this is PERMANENTLY BANDED from this FORUM! I can't even stand a picture of a cock roach. I cringe at just typeing the name.

I never knew about cock roaches till I moved to Texas. Also 4" Slugs. I go barefooted all the time and going out for the paper at dark and stepping on one of those YUCK ! ! ! !
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: July 15, 2008 06:34AM
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samintx
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N-OS X-tasy!
You're probably right. Shoulda smashed it and sent it along with the pictures.

Anyone that does this is PERMANENTLY BANDED from this FORUM! I can't even stand a picture of a cock roach. I cringe at just typeing the name.

I never knew about cock roaches till I moved to Texas. Also 4" Slugs. I go barefooted all the time and going out for the paper at dark and stepping on one of those YUCK ! ! ! !
Does this NOT teach you anything, Suzanne?



Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Carpe Vino!

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
— David Rains Wallace
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: mstudio
Date: July 15, 2008 07:32AM
Looks like a place that I lived in many years ago. Not as dirty, but as many roaches.

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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: samintx
Date: July 15, 2008 09:21AM
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WHiiP
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samintx
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N-OS X-tasy!
You're probably right. Shoulda smashed it and sent it along with the pictures.

Anyone that does this is PERMANENTLY BANDED from this FORUM! I can't even stand a picture of a cock roach. I cringe at just typeing the name.

I never knew about cock roaches till I moved to Texas. Also 4" Slugs. I go barefooted all the time and going out for the paper at dark and stepping on one of those YUCK ! ! ! !
Does this NOT teach you anything, Suzanne?

No, Bill. I am like a Mule. You have to hit me between the eyes with a 2x4 to get my attention to stop going barefooted outside in the dark.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: July 15, 2008 10:00AM
Can someone tell me what the MythBusters test proved? I don't want to click on any links about cockroaches. sad smiley



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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 15, 2008 10:20AM
Flushing them is not a good idea. Once in the sewer system, they mutate rapidly and their nightmare spawn, after interbreeding with alligators and eels, crawl back up the pipes to sink their teeth into your succulent, meaty flesh just when you least expect it..
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: mstudio
Date: July 15, 2008 10:28AM
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$tevie
Can someone tell me what the MythBusters test proved? I don't want to click on any links about cockroaches. sad smiley


It proved that a roach can be submerged in water for 30 minutes and still live.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: billb
Date: July 15, 2008 10:33AM
not unless it's a incinerating toilet




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/15/2008 10:33AM by billb.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: July 15, 2008 10:42AM
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ka jowct
Flushing them is not a good idea. Once in the sewer system, they mutate rapidly and their nightmare spawn, after interbreeding with alligators and eels, crawl back up the pipes to sink their teeth into your succulent, meaty flesh just when you least expect it..

This has been my experience, too.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 15, 2008 10:45AM
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samintx
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N-OS X-tasy!
You're probably right. Shoulda smashed it and sent it along with the pictures.

Anyone that does this is PERMANENTLY BANDED from this FORUM! I can't even stand a picture of a cock roach. I cringe at just typeing the name.

I never knew about cock roaches till I moved to Texas. Also 4" Slugs. I go barefooted all the time and going out for the paper at dark and stepping on one of those YUCK ! ! ! !

Read more carefully -- I suggested that the cockroach be sent to management with the pictures, not that the pictures be posted here. I'm sure you don't care whether mikebw does that... right?

Also -- "banded"?



It is what it is.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: billb
Date: July 15, 2008 11:23AM
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N-OS X-tasy!

Also -- "banded"?

someone like Stinkeypoo might get a sendoff
unlike someone like Elmo who just gets sent off.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: July 15, 2008 12:33PM
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mstudio
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$tevie
Can someone tell me what the MythBusters test proved? I don't want to click on any links about cockroaches. sad smiley


It proved that a roach can be submerged in water for 30 minutes and still live.

Thank you. That's interesting, in an upsetting sort of way.



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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: wowzer
Date: July 15, 2008 02:54PM
They let the roaches dry out overnight after submerging them in water for 30 minutes. Amazingly, all roaches survived.

Pretty interesting...



All I ever really needed to know, I learned from watching Star Trek.
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Re: Does flushing a cockroach kill it?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: July 15, 2008 05:37PM
"baninated"







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/15/2008 05:37PM by incognegro.
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