We have a problem with those HUGE roaches that come flying at you
when you turn on the bathroom light at 3AM.
I tried everything from covering my trash, putting my dry goods in
containers, taking up the food dish at night, you name it.
One night while we were trying to watch TV it was like we were suddenly
invaded! They just kept coming.I really did try catch and release(unsuccessfully),
but it was disgusting to find roach poop all over my dishes and cabinets.
SO- I now squish with my shoe. It's over quickly.
I don't let my cats toy with them and torture them to death,I just
squish as quickly as possible. I have to say it makes me cringe every time
but this is the last resort.
Oh , and yes spiders are great! There's one we've named Pedro
living in our windowsill. Really keeps the mosquitos down.