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Old 01-28-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Someone I know who used to live in New Orleans was telling me about her horrible experience with 'flying' roaches. I love the idea of moving to New Orleans but unfortunately, I'm deathly afraid of insects.

I wanted to know if this roach problem is true, and how severe is it?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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Yeah, the big outside ones fly and sometimes get inside. But since they are the size of a grasshopper, they are quite easy to see and kill.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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It's common to see roaches in Louisiana but not THAT common. My girlfriend is DEATHLY afraid of roaches and she does just fine.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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Yes. They are freaky. But you get over it.


Trust me.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I hate them and won't even squish one with my shoe. I even freak out a bit when I find dead ones in my garage. That being said, I'm doing just fine here. You won't go without seeing several a year, but they aren't running around everywhere you go. Mosquitoes in the summer months are more bothersome than roaches.

If I can live with the insects here, anyone can
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Yeah, the big outside ones fly and sometimes get inside. But since they are the size of a grasshopper, they are quite easy to see and kill.

The big ones, cockroaches get inside but only live for a day or so. The dry air kills them.

busta
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