To kill it’s wise to approach slowly and then strike swiftly with something large and flat. Skewed blows or partial contact won’t do it. Some won’t die right away, others not at all. They will flee. These you will have to pursue again and again, and up your game if you’re going to kill them. You’ll feel justified when you see the blood splatter, not their own. In one room and then another, the walls run red. Helter Skelter. Cleanup can be messy. Oven mitts I have found are practical weapons for murder. Not ideal, but I believe it was Donald Rumsfeld who said, “You go to war with the army you have, not the one you may wish you had.”

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