How to prevent roaches from entering a haunted attraction
A pair of experts who say roaches pose a threat to visitors in a haunted house says a new trick could be on the horizon.
“If you want to have a good experience, you have to make sure that it’s safe,” said James W. Pomerantz, a professor of microbiology at the University of Texas at Austin and an expert in roach control.
“I think it’s possible that we’re going to see this sort of thing happening in the near future.”
Pomerantz has developed a “safe roach trap” that allows visitors to get in without risking infection, without getting trapped in a small hole and without getting stuck in the trap.
The traps work by placing a small ball of tape inside a small, dark room, then locking the door.
It has worked successfully in other haunted attractions, including the Haunted Mansion and the Haunted House at the Capitol.
The concept of using the trap to lure roaches has been around for decades, but the idea was more than a decade old when it was first floated by Michael D. Shinn, a researcher at the American Museum of Natural History.
In a 2005 paper, Shinn reported finding roach colonies in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
A decade later, Shann published a second paper on the subject, this one looking at how roaches might invade a haunted property, using a modified version of the “safe-trap” trick.
“We found roach colony numbers in one attraction at the Smithsonian,” Shinn said in an interview.
“They were only in one room, but we found roaches in the other rooms, and the Smithsonian had them in all the rooms.
We didn’t know what the difference was.”
In a study published in 2014, Shainns team found that there were 3,400 roach numbers in the National Museum, while another study by his team found there were 1,300.
Pomerants is one of the first to suggest that the safe-trap method could be used in the same way.
“There are certain properties that you want that are not well known in the public domain, so there’s a lot of uncertainty around what they might be doing,” he said.
“We just don’t know exactly what they’re doing.
I don’t think it would be surprising to me that they’re actually doing something.”
The method could help prevent visitors from getting trapped inside the haunted house.
Pompeantz said he has found roached colonies at attractions like the Smithsonian in the past and has even found them in the exhibit.
He believes that, if used in a proper way, the trap could prevent people from getting caught in the traps.
“You’re probably going to have an easier time getting in if you’re not going to get stuck in one of those,” he explained.
Pominz, however, is not convinced that the trap works.
He said that it could be possible that roaches are hiding inside a room, where the room is not well ventilated, or possibly that the room might not have a large enough room to keep the roaches at bay.
“It’s not as if I would be worried about roaches hiding in my house,” he told Fox News.
“I have a couple of other places where I’ve seen roaches on exhibit, and it doesn’t look like they are hiding anywhere.”
Pomins team also found that the roach-infected room was less than optimal for the safe trap to work.
“The room was not large enough to actually contain the roACH colonies,” Pomerants said.
“When I looked into it, I realized that there’s actually a way to have the room ventilated.”
A similar method could also be used to avoid having roaches crawling through holes in the ceiling.
Pomalantz said the safe roach traps have been tested and working at multiple locations.
He also said that he has seen them work in the lab, where he was able to isolate a single roach.
“They work really well in the laboratory,” he added.
Ponderanz said that although he is not a fan of the trap, he said he would recommend it to people looking to try it out.
“In my experience, there are a number of people that are really good with these, and I think it may work for them,” he continued.
“In fact, I think that there are people that have tried it, and they’ve been really happy with it.”
The safe-roach trap has already been used at the National Zoo in Orlando, Florida.
It also has been used in some haunted attractions in other countries, including Australia, France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Ponkal said the method could work for other attractions too.
“This is the kind of thing that is used in other attractions, and you can use it in your home, or you can put it on your house and use it at your house,”