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How to kill a Cockroach on the cheap and not poison your cat at the same time.

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Even though roaches will be living in dome houses made of Tupperware™ and chewing on our bones after the nuclear holocaust, doesn't mean they have a right to take over your house and your wallet.
 
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Step 1: Find yourself some dishsoap.

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It doesn't have to be UltraGel Japanese dishsoap but you might get some geek points if it is.

Step 2: Find a spray bottle, add soap and water to the bottle.

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Ratios don't matter, it is up to you.

Step 3: Find roach and spray liberally with Soapy-Water-Gun-of-Doom until maker is met.

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After pegging your target with soapy water, the prey will flip on its back.

Do not be fooled...this is a trick. Spray once more for good measure and get ready for the roach to run.

Step 4: Wipe up soapy wet spot with a rag and be sure to toss the roach in a receptacle.

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This may result in the cleanest spot in your house/apartment.

Happy hunting.