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Why are there cockroaches in my laundromat? How do I get rid of them?  XML
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Faith_Andhope


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I built a neighborhood laundromat and when I visited there were cockroaches running around everywhere. When I click on them the only option I get is "catch."

How do I get rid of them?

Thank you.
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brookesaywhatx


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That's weird..I guess catch them? Lol
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keleya


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Use the catch option and you can remove them. Plus, you get a fancy shmancy new pet, in the process!
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Candygurl84


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keleya wrote:Use the catch option and you can remove them. Plus, you get a fancy shmancy new pet, in the process!


lol

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tlc10175


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There must be some cockroach spawners on the lot you chose to build on. To permanently get rid of the cockroaches, go into buydebug mode, and delete the spawners.

Open cheat box:

* testingcheatsenabled true

* buydebug

* delete spawners: (you will see the spawner boxes after entering buydebug mode)

* testingcheatsenabled false

buh-bye cockroaches!

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Kolby


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tlc10175 wrote:There must be some cockroach spawners on the lot you chose to build on. To permanently get rid of the cockroaches, go into buydebug mode, and delete the spawners.

Open cheat box:

* testingcheatsenabled true

* buydebug

* delete spawners: (you will see the spawner boxes after entering buydebug mode)

* testingcheatsenabled false

buh-bye cockroaches!


This.

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Meteora97


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Just like the pied piper, led rats through the streets, we dance like marionettes, swaying to the symphony, OF DESTRUCTION!
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Chimp2678


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No chemical sprayer like Sims 2 for this game?? That's too bad.

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allisoneg02


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roaches aren't "icky" in the sims 3 like they were in the sims2.. they are just collectables. If you go into edit world mode then edit the lot you can delete the spawner that way too

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Faith_Andhope


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Thanks for all the helpful - and funny - answers.

The weird thing is that I had bulldozed a house that used to be on that lot and when I played with the Sim who lived in that house previously, I never saw cockroaches in her house. They just appeared when I bulldozed the lot and put the laundromat there. I did place a house lot I downloaded from the exchange and then I modified it. Can cockroaches come with a lot you download from the exchange????

Well, anyway, I will try to debug it with the cheat. Thanks!
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Sherio88


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I love how of all the spawners in the town, that the one on your laundromat is cockroaches! That's just tooooo classic.

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Faith_Andhope


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tlc10175 wrote:There must be some cockroach spawners on the lot you chose to build on. To permanently get rid of the cockroaches, go into buydebug mode, and delete the spawners.

Open cheat box:

* testingcheatsenabled true

* buydebug

* delete spawners: (you will see the spawner boxes after entering buydebug mode)

* testingcheatsenabled false

buh-bye cockroaches!


Ummmm..... ok, I did the first step and then buydebug, but when I typed in delete spawners, it said "Unknown Command" Delete" so I figured I had to zoom out to map mode to see them and delete them that way, but I do not see spawner boxes that way.

Exactly how do I "delete spawners" after entering buydebug mode? Thanks again.
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Faith_Andhope


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Sherio88 wrote:I love how of all the spawners in the town, that the one on your laundromat is cockroaches! That's just tooooo classic.


I know; I thought that too. I wondered if it occurred when I designated the lot type as laundromat!
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Sherio88


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try deletespawners all one word. I've never done this cuz Im pretty sure it deletes all the spawners in town?

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Faith_Andhope


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Faith_Andhope wrote:
tlc10175 wrote:There must be some cockroach spawners on the lot you chose to build on. To permanently get rid of the cockroaches, go into buydebug mode, and delete the spawners.

Open cheat box:

* testingcheatsenabled true

* buydebug

* delete spawners: (you will see the spawner boxes after entering buydebug mode)

* testingcheatsenabled false

buh-bye cockroaches!


Ummmm..... ok, I did the first step and then buydebug, but when I typed in delete spawners, it said "Unknown Command" Delete" so I figured I had to zoom out to map mode to see them and delete them that way, but I do not see spawner boxes that way.

Exactly how do I "delete spawners" after entering buydebug mode? Thanks again.


I figured it out. I had to buy the property with the current family I was playing with; then I could build/buy on the property at which time I could see the spawner boxes when I removed the roof. There were a bunch of them!

I guess I could have done "Edit Town" and accomplished the same thing? It doesn't matter though. The money to buy it wasn't a big deal for this family. And I left one little spawner because I do think the bugs were appropriate for this site! LOL ... And now the townspeople have a place to collect the little *******.

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