- Blake Collins, 25, had lived in an apartment infested by roaches for years
- Roaches even swarmed over his dog’s bowl of food after just a few minutes
- Last week he woke up and could feel that a roach was inside his ear
- An ER doctor killed the roach while it was still inside Blake’s ear
A Florida man has recalled the horrifying moment he woke up and realized there was a live cockroach in his ear.
Blake Collins, 25 of Tallahassee, Florida, told the Tallahassee Democrat: ‘I could hear his legs inside me. It felt like someone was shoving a Q-tip all the way inside my head and there was nothing I could do to stop it.’
He went to the emergency room at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, where the doctor treated him by using a syringe to shoot the painkiller lidocaine into his ear canal where the roach had already laid eggs.
‘I heard it die in my head,’ Collins said. ‘When he poured the lidocaine in, I could feel him go super, super fast, kicking and try to dig its way out, and a faint little squeal and then two minutes later, it just stopped and he died.’
Blake Collins, 25, will be moving to a new apartment after the roach crawled into his ear
Blake Collins posted video of roaches running around under his sink to his Facebook page
Collins says that roaches have been a problem since he and his husband Samuel McGee moved into the apartment three years ago.
He said that roaches came out of light fixtures and swarmed his dog’s bowl within minutes, and that his repeated requests for attention from building management went unanswered.
Collins even posted a video on his Facebook page showing the horror under his sink.
The doctor at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare was able to get the roach out of Collins’ ear after it died.
Roaches, like in this file photo, spread germs and bacteria everywhere they go
But once this happened, they’d had enough, ‘Bugs crawling and dying in your ear — that’s something that happens to corpses, not human beings,’ Collins said.
The building management has not commented on the situation.
Meanwhile Collins and his husband have broken their lease and are moving to a new apartment which they call ‘amazing’.
In this Facebook post Blake Collins (right) and husband Samuel McGee smile happily with their dog