I get that they have their uses... they take care of mosquitoes etc but i don't look forward to
a. having their bacteria-rich poo scattered around the shelves
b. having a jolt when a fat wriggly one pops out when i open a kitchen cabinet door
old timers mentioned placing tobacco around their hideouts but those things cost a bomb these days.
those sticky traps are disgusting and its a no for me... its a painful death and i squirm when having to remove them, stuck, usually starving and still alive
smacking with a rolled up newspaper would leave a disgusting mess