By Karl Terry: FNM columnist
They mostly came out at night.
I think it was usually recreational but it might have had something to do with food.
The first time I noticed them was a short time after the plumbers had initially turned the drywall in our home into Swiss cheese in order to temporarily fix a problem that would eventually mean a complete re-plumb in our home. I turned the light on in the kitchen one night to get a drink of water and interrupted their baseball game. As many cockroaches as were assembled on the kitchen floor they had to be playing ball.
I grabbed a can of fly spray and began doing battle with the nasty little creatures right then but most escaped unscathed beneath the center-field fence. The next day I escalated the hostilities by purchasing bug spray that actually had a picture of offending insect.