By Stevski - 11/09/2012 15:08 - Australia - Port Macquarie
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No. OP should just start looking for a new place. This is what we call a lose-lose situation. If the cockroaches are killed, the roomies will be pissed. If they aren't, OP will be laying awake at night in fear. Either way though, without an exterminator, it is impossible to get rid of them all. They multiply quickly and if you stay there too long they will just get into your things and go to your new place when you finally do move. My friend moved out of a shitty trailer to a nice house and sprayed down all the furniture with raid before moving but their new house is still infested.
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What ever happened to getting to know someone before you moved in with them? I want to say YDI because you put yourself in a situation that clashes with your own beliefs and world views. But there are still ways that people who have different worldviews can get along. You just have to put the time and effort into getting to know them so all parties' needs can be met.
And trust me, I agree with you on needing to get them out. They carry serious bacteria and can make you very sick. Perhaps explaining this to them can help them understand. There may be some ways where they don't have to be killed to manage an infestation ; perhaps there's some natural more "humane way" you can exterminate them. At the end of the day you're going to have to stick up for yourself with this because even though you're the new guy, you deserve to be treated and living in a healthy environment - especially if you're paying for it!!
Consider this: by allowing them to live, you are encumbering the process of natural selection by increasing the number of cockroaches that will attempt to live in human households. Here is my advice: let your evolutionary boot force in a new breed of human fearing bugs!
"This is why veganism is evil." Oh, and mercilessly slaughtering millions of beings for no reason isn't? Please tell me. I mean come on, some vegans just have to think and understand there is something called survival instinct too. Okay, I'm vegan but hell, if I was hiking and saw a bear about to attack one of my friends, shit I'm not letting that thing just go at it. Same thing with those cockroaches. That's just simple.
I don't care if they don't want cockroaches to die; I would go nuclear on those nasty creatures.
I can understand that she might have moved far and not had a chance to see anything, but I would have thought that the OP would try to find out something about who she was moving in with just to try and figure out if she could live with them... So I would have thought the fact that one (or both) the roommates were vegan would have come up when she did that, and as vegans are very against animal cruelty it is not exactly unexpected that they wouldn't want the OP to kill any bugs.
I'm not saying the roommates are right (or even that they are wrong), what I was saying is that their response isn't surprising. Vegans are strict, they do not use or eat animal products often because they are against killing any kind of animals. I'm not sure if all vegans would be against killing off a cockroach infestation due to the health hazards, but it doesn't surprise me that some are, and I can kind of understand the vegan's situation here. However I suppose this is all academic now, as what's done is done. So the OP has to either try reasoning with them, go behind their backs about killing the cockroaches (and possibly being kicked out because of it), or just moving out as soon as they can.