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Old 05-05-2013, 09:51 AM   #16
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That is sooo disturbing!

It was my understanding, if you see one cockroach that means there are many more.

I agree with the OP. I would also have trouble sleeping after that. I would think of the ER reality show I watched that had a patient, who came in with ear pain; and, it turned out to be a cockroach in their ear.

I think for $400 a night I would ask for a different room, even if that is an extreme request. I would never be able to sleep after that.
No guarantee there wouldn't be one in the next room. Yes, it is Florida. The ONLY way to make sure you don't have ANY creepy crawlies in ANY hotel room is to not vacation in Florida. And 'm sure, yes, it's probably true, you have bugs in your house. You might not see them but they are there.

Sorry to all the roach haters out there but what did the roach do? Did it attack you and bite you? It's just a bug. We would have gotten a cup, trapped the poor thing and released it outside.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #17
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As a pp said tree roaches (as tx calls them) are big and dark brown. They are gross but everywhere no matter how clean the area is. They just sneak in. German roaches (little lighter brown ones) are the ones that if you see one there's a thousand more hiding in the walls. German roaches are the result of a dirty environment. Tree roaches are the result of trees and humidity :/
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:56 AM   #18
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It's a Palmetto bug.
After living down south I was convinced Palmetto Bug was just the nice southern way of saying BIG HONKING ROACH

They are gross, but nothing like the german variety.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:23 AM   #19
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The Palmetto bug is a survivor of the Ice Age. You won't get rid of them.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:32 AM   #20
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After living down south I was convinced Palmetto Bug was just the nice southern way of saying BIG HONKING ROACH

They are gross, but nothing like the german variety.
I agree with that description, by the way!
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:16 PM   #21
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You are in Florida; be grateful you did not see anything bigger.

If you expect Disney to put a huge bubble over the entire place and keep out the "locals", you need to find another place to vacation.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:57 PM   #22
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Saw a rat once at The All-Star Music. It ran out in front of us while we were walking back to our room about midnight, out of a stand of bushes. We jumped and screamed because we were surprised, but then we just walked faster. We're from a big city, Philadelphia, where you can put saddles on the rats so it was no big deal.

After that trip, while on Disney transportation, looking in the trees I see many rat traps "hidden" under mulch or whatever. That fact that I've only seen the one in 20 years of vacationing at WDW always amazes me.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:49 PM   #23
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If a palmetto bug gets lodged in your ear, something has gone horribly wrong.
Or you have really big ears.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:49 PM   #24
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Yep. One or two of these big ones in not that big of a problem.
It's when you have 3 zillion of the little ones you need to be worried.
This so much. As a resident of Florida, I am used to them and don't sweat the big ones (but I sure don't like them!). I sweat when I see the small ones.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:00 PM   #25
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You are in Florida; be grateful you did not see anything bigger.

If you expect Disney to put a huge bubble over the entire place and keep out the "locals", you need to find another place to vacation.
Exactly. They have nothing to do with the room not being clean. They are a fact of life in Florida, and there is no way to bug proof a room at any resort, $400 a night or $4000 a night!
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:01 PM   #26
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I can totally understand because it IS Florida, but EEK! That's gross!
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #27
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Seeing a palmetto bug (or even a cockroach for that matter!) in Florida is the equivalent to having a spider in your home regardless of where you live. Hotels and restaurants are held to strict standards in regards to keeping roaches under control, they do *not* want to have an infestation, and you can bet that Disney will be right on top of this IF it is a roach. They are very common down south. As others have noted, it was most likely a palmetto and there is nothing to be concerned about other than the "gross out" factor that I totally get! They are so skeevie and if they are in your room when you have a light on, they will be drawn to the lampshade and omg is that a total freak out! They move so quickly! GAH!

Try to shake this off and tell yourself it was like having a spider back home, know that Mousekeeping took care of it, and enjoy your stay.
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Yep. One or two of these big ones in not that big of a problem.

It's when you have 3 zillion of the little ones you need to be worried.
Native Floridian and was going to say this exact same thing. Welcome to Florida and all that comes with it. The Palmetto bugs do not discriminate where they hang out... million dollar homes, deluxe resorts or campgrounds. Just like mosquitoes and alligators. WDW is built on swampland and this is their home.
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If a palmetto bug gets lodged in your ear, something has gone horribly wrong.
Or you have really big ears.
I laughed out loud.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:24 PM   #30
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We were at pop last year for 11 days and had a roach on 2 different occasions in our room. I didn't think much of it. I mean it is just a big bug after all. Of course I made dh get up and take care of it. . I'm not sure what type it was I wasn't going to inspect it that is for sure. I don't think it is something we should be compensated for. A bug really?
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