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Roach Cam

Electronically follow the roach back to his nest to see what they are planning.
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With technology making it possible for electronics to keep gettting smaller, I reccomend the Roach Cam. If you have a roach problem, just trap a few roaches and mount miniature cameras on their back. I am sure that eventually technology will make it possible to produce wireless video cameras the size of the head of a pin. (if it has not been done already)

Even if you do not find the location of the nest, you can plug up all of the holes where they could be entering your kitchen or other places in your home.

Jscotty, Nov 04 2005

Good grief - Baked! http://www.conceptlab.com/cockroach/
[DrCurry, Nov 04 2005]

(?) Keelover www.keelover.co.il
roach takes poison to nest. [pashute, Aug 06 2006]


       Wow, really neat, just like that thing they did in that movie, "The Fifth Element" wasn't that cool!?   

       Oh, and what with other current (and previous posts) I first misread this as Roach Jam...blekh!
zen_tom, Nov 04 2005

       I thought this was going to be a idea for a ashtray with a cam on it.Sigh.
skinflaps, Nov 04 2005

       Having seen videocam views of various kinds of tunnels and passages, I would be really surprised if this actually helped you find the nest. (I was also under the impression that roaches' nests were pretty much wherever they stopped up to rest.)
DrCurry, Nov 04 2005

       Embrace the roaches. You don't have a chance against them.
dentworth, Nov 04 2005

       Why not strap miniature explosives to them as well and turn them into unwitting suicide bombers..   

       Release them to run back to the security of their nest, back to their loved ones where finally, with premature feelings of relief and safety, they relax and settle back for a cup of roach-stew and regale the little ones with tales of adventure, scurrying, and really sticky foods; While from somewhere distant, far removed from this scene of blissful insect domesticity, someone fingers a big red button with malevolent intent...
zen_tom, Nov 04 2005

       ...and at the final moment of the contact click, the owner of the finger recognises the main board of his pc on the Roach Cam...
Ling, Nov 04 2005

       zt: that *is* how roach motels work: the roaches check in, as it were, chow down on the poisoned bait, then head back to their lairs and die. Their fellow roaches then chow down on their carcasses, and are poisoned in turn. A little less damaging to property values than explosives, but so devastatingly effective that roach population levels are thought to be only 5% of what they were a few years ago.
DrCurry, Nov 04 2005

       Why stop at a camera? Small electric impulses could let you steer the roach by remote control (into your obnoxious roommate's bedroom, for example)
phundug, Nov 04 2005

       See zen_tom's note above. And see link - while looking for a picture of the Fifth Element cockroach, I found a cockroach that had been fitted with a wireless videocam.
DrCurry, Nov 04 2005

       Rub radioactive material over the cockroaches, and simply use a geiger counter to track them down (also useful for tracking things you have lent to friends).
fridge duck, Nov 05 2005


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