A few days ago I found a cockroach in the cupboard. I couldn’t think of a way of extracting it without touching it, so I got the vaccuum cleaner and sucked it up.
Yesterday I had to get the vaccuum cleaner out again. Got it out, and found a cockroach sitting on top of it, triumphant, as if to say “is that the best you can do?”
I pushed it onto the floor and whacked it (both in the literal and in the Mafia sense) with a piece of cardboard. Then wiped up the cockroach guts off the floor.
Given the advice for battling the buggers is to ensure food is sealed up in storage, I’ve invested in a smattering of sealable storage containers to pack stuff into. If there’s no food available, hopefully that’ll discourage them from sharing the pleasure of my company.