How to get rid of plague vectors in a town? They are super annoying. I am playing the latest experimental build.
My character is a bow hunter without any other skill/trait. The starting equipments included a modern recurve bow and 8 carbon fiber hunting arrows. My game started at an evacuation shelter next to a forest. After going through the forest, I found a huge town. The first house that I saw was a two floor house without any zombie. I dug 4 pits near the door of this house with a shovel over several days. The shovel was from the backyard of another house near the edge of the town. I went back to the shelter from time to time to eat and sleep. After setting up the traps, I went into the basement of the house and find no zombies. Then I killed every zombie near the two floor house, including one zombie soldier. My bow didn’t work on the zombie soldier but the pits kill it.
After making the house relatively safe, I made some short cordage pieces from wither plants gathered from the forest. I deconstructed two lamps in the house to get pipes and chunks of steel. Afterwards, I used one pipe to hammer another pipe into a makeshift crowbar. I also made a makeshift hammer with a stick from the forest, cordage, and the chunk of steels. Next, I smashed a display rack to get scrap metal and use the scrap metal to make a screw driver. With the screwdriver and makeshift crowbar, I deconstructed some furniture to get more planks and nail. I made three nail board traps. I place the nail board traps near the front door, back door, and the door of the bedroom in the 2nd floor.
At night, I eat something in the fridge, drink clean water in the water heater in the basement of the house, and sleep at the bedroom.
In the next few days, I killed and pulped more zombies. Life is good, until I visit a house with skittering plagues. They ran super fast. I tried to kill them with my arrows but my arrows always miss them. Since I only had 6 carbon fiber hunting arrows and I couldn’t make any more arrows in the next few days, I ignored the skittering plagues and just killed and pulped the zombies. There were a lot of disgusting rogue dirt. I burn them.
After a few days, I saw lots of plague vectors. My arrows didn’t work on those. The basement of the house next to the two story house is full of plague vectors. I went into that basement to lure a few of the roaches out. And I killed them with spike pits. Each plague vectors have to fall into spike pits for three times. Otherwise it lives. When a spike pit is occupied, another plague vector won’t fall into the pit. I setup 6 pits near the window of the house. I also setup 8 more pits in a checker board pattern as the plan B. Building a spike pit needs 4 pointy sticks and the pointy sticks can break from time to time. I think I made about 120 pointy sticks. After killing the plague vectors and the zombies in the basement, I pickup and burn all the roach eggs. I pickup and burn all roach dirts. I mop all the disgusting green goo from the plague vectors. Finally, the house is clean and relatively safe…
But digging the pits, making the pointy sticks, and setting up spike pits take lots of time. Several houses have basement with plague vectors. Quite a few plague vectors wander the streets. A few escapes into the forest. There are a lot of roach dirt. They are disgusting, super annoying, and sometimes deadly.
How to get rid of the plague vectors?
- Does burning the roach dirt help?
- Does getting rid the zombie corpses help? Burning the corpses don’t work. I have to butcher and then burn the corpses to actually get rid of the corpses.