One of my greatest fears in life, especially life in Hawaii - is the COCKROACH!! Such small creatures can make me scream, run, and hide...even though they seem to love me. My fear dates back to my days in grade school. I placed an authentic-looking, rubber roach in my teacher’s desk. She was outside, and I wanted to see her reactions when she found it. (No, I didn’t get punished). Roaches have been with me ever since. I think it has something to do with “bachi”- as we say in Hawaii - what goes around comes around.
Hawaii is home to over a dozen species of cockroaches. Why go anywhere else when they can live in paradise. For most of us, roaches are among our worst pests.