I can't find any statistics that Hawaii has the largest flying cockroaches in the nation. However, we do have a reputation of having the fiercest insects: centipedes and cockroaches.
- There are tens of millions in the world that suffer from katsridaphobia, cockroach phobia.
- Roaches don't cause malaria like mosquitos, or bring The Plague, like rats. They don't consume your wheat crop. They might bite, but in a non-toxic manner.
- Around the world, some keep cockroaches as pets,while others add them to their diet.
- Fear is probably not genetic.
- The dread and anxiety probably came from a childhood experience.
- can live for a week without its head and without food for a month
- hold its breath for 40 minutes, and remain underwater for half an hour
- love beer
- originated 280 million years ago
- have 4,000 species
- One night under a Blue Moon (yes, one of those nights, there is such a thing), I saw on the wall a rather large roach walking down a wall, with my largest gecko (I then encouraged their presence because I thought they ate cockroaches) heading towards the victim. To my astonishment, they walked right past each other. So much for my being kind to geckos.
- One night I actually killed seven, yes seven, very large flying cockroaches. I owe this to Raid.
OUR GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS WERE RECENTLY CHANGED, causing a labeling confusion. The local distributor essentially will be destroying the 190,000 traps on hand. The product is safe by any standard. No pesticides are involved. This is why people despise government and companies have difficulty staying in business. Yes, it was the EPA, which has been a particular thorn in the side of Hawaii.
There are two major ocean storms in the West Pacific. First, SUPER Typhoon Meranti is now up to a monstrous 180 MPH and heading straight for the southern tip of Taiwan, most likely missing Taitung, but certainly affecting Kaohsiung:
Right on the heels of Meranti is a new tropical storm to attain Category 3 strength, but most likely turning north and heading towards Japan:
There are seven ocean storms, including Hurricane Orlene, with a path towards Hawaii:
However, all computer models show Orlene weakening long before impacting the state.