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1. Posted by whipster (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Hello all

im writing as i've been thinking for a while that i'd love to travel in Japan and spend a year there but having researched it, stumbled upon my worst fear - cockroaches! apparantly both Tokyo and Fukuoka have their fair share of them.

This would deter me completely really as i hate these creatures, can't sleep if they're around and im not used to them - nor do i want to be!

does anyone know if there is a region, maybe the Osaka/Kyoto area, that does not have this problem in warm weather. i dont think i would be interested to go as far North as Sapporo as it's much colder up there in winter.

Please Help!

Cornelius

2. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 7y

You wouldn't travel someplace because of the chance of you running into a cockroach ?? .... You're going to limit yourself a lot cockroaches live everywhere .. esp in cities.

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 7y

Hello Cornelius

I think it would be very difficult, to find a country in Asia, without cockroaches.
As far as I know, they dont go away, when the weather gets cold, either, because they usually live inside.
But, it would be a pity, to let them stop u enjoying other countries. Get a bug spray, and spray your room down, before u go out, in the evening. That should get rid of them. Also, leave light on, while u sleep. They like darknes, and if the light is on, they might stay under the bed.

Mel

4. Posted by whipster (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

ooh. this is kind of the reason im hesitant to head to Sydney, roaches are supposed to be plentiful there too. isnt there some kind of sonic sound boom we can generate to wipe them out? i'll bet there is. ill get right on it.

5. Posted by whipster (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Quoting starlight2

You wouldn't travel someplace because of the chance of you running into a cockroach ?? .... You're going to limit yourself a lot cockroaches live everywhere .. esp in cities.

Anyway, forget my silly last post.

Yea, Starlight i know it sounds nuts but i was in South America for 2 months last year and encountered quite a few roaches particularly in one place and i have to say they really freaked me out. i couldnt sleep at night because id be afraid one would fall on my face AAAARRGHHG, id wake up screaming if it happened! couldnt really enjoy myself.

im sure ill still live out my dream to spend some time in Japan, its just that i heard of a pretty bad account of roaches there, big ones, and yeah it would scare me. if you've grown up with them fine but i have mythologised (spelling?) them into wicked, horrifying things.

its really the speed they move at that gets me. theyres something so 'conscious' about them, like theyre more intelligent than your average bug. yuck. sorry, i wont talk about them anymore.

6. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 7y

Anyway, forget my silly last post.

Yea, Starlight i know it sounds nuts but i was in South America for 2 months last year and encountered quite a few roaches particularly in one place and i have to say they really freaked me out. i couldnt sleep at night because id be afraid one would fall on my face AAAARRGHHG, id wake up screaming if it happened! couldnt really enjoy myself.

im sure ill still live out my dream to spend some time in Japan, its just that i heard of a pretty bad account of roaches there, big ones, and yeah it would scare me. if you've grown up with them fine but i have mythologised (spelling?) them into wicked, horrifying things.

its really the speed they move at that gets me. theyres something so 'conscious' about them, like theyre more intelligent than your average bug. yuck. sorry, i wont talk about them anymore.

quite the opposite i have not even seen a coachroach in person in my life. I live in a really small town. My mother grew up w/ them though having lived in the city ... they are gross looking but if I saw one i'd kill it.

Bug spray ^^

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 7y

Starlight

Dont kill, by stomping on them. I heard, that if u do that, they lay eggs right away. Spray, if u cant put up with them. But they are harmless. ;)

Mel

8. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 7y

Quoting Mel.

Starlight

Dont kill, by stomping on them. I heard, that if u do that, they lay eggs right away. Spray, if u cant put up with them. But they are harmless. ;)

Mel

LOL. I wasn't the one asking the question.
Sorry for confusing you.

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 7y

I meant, about your comment, that if u saw one, u would kill it.

10. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 7y

Quoting Mel.

I meant, about your comment, that if u saw one, u would kill it.

Oh haha.
Well I put bug spray under it ^^
But maybe I would stomp on it w/o thinking
so thanks for the egg thing [kind of gross]
haha ... but I'm sure if you wiped the area
there would be no eggs.