Spiders or Flying Roaches?

Harvestman,_probably_Phalangium_opilio,I_GNU2.jpgThe other night, a daddy long legs woke me up as he crawled over me. I jumped up, but I didn’t have the heart to kill him. I just watched him as he walked away. I hate hate hate spiders, even ones as benign as daddy long legs.

But I think I hate flying roaches more. I was going to put up a picture of one but I hate them so much I couldn’t even deal with a picture of one on my blog. People who have never seen them flying don’t believe they exist, but I found the description below. Note the part that says they look identical to other cockroaches. That is the most diabolical thing about them. They look like regular, big old waterbug type cockroaches, but when you get up to get rid of them they fly off the wall and RIGHT INTO YOUR FACE.

“Asian cockroaches are almost identical to German cockroaches in appearance. (Except, as I said, if you walk toward them they FLY INTO YOUR FACE.)

Asian Roach Behavior
“At dusk, the Asian roach becomes very active and adults are attracted to light reflected off light-colored walls, doorways and windows. This roach is capable of sustained fly for a distance of 150 feet. They then actively try to enter the home where they rest on lighted walls. When light are turned off (as residents of the home leave a room,) the cockroaches will follow to the next lighted room. Thus, many residents believe that these roaches are attacking them — but they are not.”

Right. So, I’m trying to decide, which are worse? Spiders or flying roaches?

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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