No matter how hard one attempts elimination........they always seem to bounce back.
With cockroaches, about the best one can expect is to NOT see them once you turn out the lights at night, then revisit the kitchen after a few hours. If they are not obviously visible, then the numbers are low.
It has been said that cockroaches would survive a nuclear blast.......I do not think anyone is testing it out much at present, but they are pretty pesky, and are great survivors. I shall not regale readers with some of the more gruesome stories seen, involving the cockroach. There have been quite a few, as well as some involving rats.
But this time, the cockroach lost.........beaten by that other denizen of the garbage, the trusty ant!
This is no ordinary ant, but the local green ant. Often seen in large nests in acacia trees. This time the trusty green ants have ganged up to beat a cockroach, and are carrying one off to the nether regions for a great feast.
Green Ants 1.........Cockroaches 0
Unfortunately, there were still many cockroaches in the compost bin!