Wednesday, October 5, 2011

When having Nymphs on board is not a Good Thing

You’d think a young, engaging stud like myself, with the love of my life gone to the darkness of Africa for months on end, would be excited to have nymphs onboard. It turns out that this may be a bad thing.
Somewhere in the life cycle of a cockroach you find these little, immature roaches just waiting to take over the lead of the herd.  The COMBAT Source Kill MAX syringe is good stuff. The active ingredient is Fipronil. They say if you look close enough, it looks like this:
imageOnce a roach moves through the gel and gets any on it or in it, they slide back through the crevices of the boat to their den of inequity. There, just the slightest amount of death gel can take out all of the coconspirators. Unfortunately the commercial spraying of the stuff onto crops may also be partially responsible for Bee colony collapse.  They use it in flee control products and against wasps and 250 various crop insects.
I did round one and didn’t see a single roach for 10 days. Then I’d see one nymph each night as I snuck up on their hangouts in the dark. Session two of COMBAT Max began. Nothing for another 10 days. Then just when I was going to declare victory, I tore apart the back of settee in the dark last night to find the tin-foil and I saw one, very young and tender nymph saunter off.  Session 3 of the COMABT wizard had begun.
Just so you don’t think that I spend all of my time fantasizing about six legged nymphs:
las perlasIMG_9027 Jeorgia next to her own private island beach in the Las Perlas. Nobody around, ‘cept the whale, for miles.


  1. Hey Paul,
    We'll feel your pain with the cockroaches. Still don't have ours completely under control. However, we are in a good position to help you out with the bee demise. Where would you like us to ship them?