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User Topic: Roaches?
Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 9:22 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

There are roaches that live in a drain about 2 feet from my front door. Occasionally, one will crawl under the door (about a one inch crack) into my house.

I'm talking two inch long, dark red, with wings, cockroaches. These things won't die.

One got in tonight and my houseguest and I spent half a bottle of raid on it before it scampered into one of my boots. I grabbed the vacuum, got it out with the hose, but even then, we let it spin in the canister for like 10 minutes and it was still trying to fly around (no room to open it's wings) when I turned the vacuum off. We ended up flushing it (and the rest of the contents off vacuum, which was fortunately emptied fairly recently).

They don't love in the house. I always find them near the front door. I use raid and they are generally dead when I find them. But is there a way to keep them out? Or to kill them in the drain?


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 9:41 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm quite familiar with the pests...

Spectracide Bug Stop - available at Target, Lowes, Home Depot - is awesome. I spray it around the baseboards and door openings every three months... no Palmetto bugs! I spray along the bottom of the garage door also... and all the windows.

Great Stuff


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Posts: 24658 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
inconnu
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Default  Posted: 9:49 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

forget the bug spray. just beat the shit out of it with a shoe.


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Posts: 12170 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: DeepInTheHeartOf, TX
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 9:51 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Inconnu... can I assume they grow'em as big in TX as they do in FL?

These damn things will pick up the shoe and beat you back.


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Posts: 24658 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
inconnu
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Default  Posted: 9:55 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

they get big, and some fly. luckily for me, my boys have big feet. you don't think I'd use my shoes, now do you?


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wildbananas
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Default  Posted: 9:57 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have the same problem...thanks for the tip, jrc!

My sitter just told me that you shouldn't beat the shit out of them with a shoe because if it's female and carrying eggs, the shoes can track the eggs around the house and grow more bugs. Is that true? *shudder*


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 9:59 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

**shudder**


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 10:05 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

you don't think I'd use my shoes, now do you?

Oh heavens NO!!!


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Posts: 24658 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
inconnu
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Default  Posted: 10:06 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've never had that problem, wb, at least not with the big-ass tree roaches.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 10:07 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My sitter just told me that you shouldn't beat the shit out of them with a shoe because if it's female and carrying eggs, the shoes can track the eggs around the house and grow more bugs. Is that true? *shudder*

Yes! If you squash one, I'd highly recommend cleaning that spot up with bleach after you dispose of the carcass. Also... if you kill one with bug spray and brown stuff squirts out it's just pooped itself dying... Oh the joys of living in tropical climates.


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Posts: 24658 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
wildbananas
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Default  Posted: 10:18 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ew! Ew! Ew!


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Default  Posted: 10:26 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

just beat the shit out of it with a shoe.

Try to kill it with the first hit because those bitches fight back if you don't


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 10:28 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

^^^^ Yep


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Default  Posted: 10:42 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I tried this in an old apartment I lived in. It worked:

http://tipnut.com/how-to-get-rid-of-cockroaches-roach-ball-recipe/


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Default  Posted: 10:47 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Blugh! I'll take my dollar sized Wolf Spiders over huge roaches any day


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Default  Posted: 11:09 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I had one in the shower with me on Sunday night. I sprayed the shit out of it with nontoxic window cleaner--no noxious chemicals for me, but it makes killing bugs a little tough...

Then I doused it with shampoo, scooped it up and flushed it. Urgh.


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Default  Posted: 11:17 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I had one in the shower with me on Sunday night.
GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!


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Default  Posted: 11:18 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

When I was in Taiwan those huge flying ones are everywhere. You know what most people had? Rubber band guns made out of chop sticks. Somehow that would kill them! But then you'd still have to get rid of the bodies somehow. Million dollar idea!!! Bug spray that vaporizes them so nothing is left. I guess a blow torch would work but I could picture it now. I try to set a bug on fire and it burns down my house.


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Default  Posted: 11:38 PM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I guess a blow torch would work but I could picture it now. I try to set a bug on fire and it burns down my house.

When I was a kid, my cousin and I liked to explore the drainage culverts near our houses and look at the graffiti. We would always bring along a can of WD-40 and a lighter to toast insects. Cockroaches don't vaporize very well. Their shells don't burn, although a blowtorch might work better than some WD-40.


Posts: 1802 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Baja Arizona
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Default  Posted: 12:39 AM, July 9th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

NO NO NO NO NO NO!!! Sorry I have a real bad big roach phobia. One crawled up my leg when I was 7 years old in the shower and apparently I ran screaming around the house naked covered in soap as my mom tried to catch me. One flew and almost landed in my hair in Puerto Rico when I was a kid too. I remember my AC made a pzzzt sound a few years ago and when I walked into the room I found half of a dead one....*shudder*

We use Raid Max Strength. The smell is nauseating but it kills them with one spray. We also line the areas the puppy can't access with the gel. *shudder*


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