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randibear
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Well y'all I have new houseguests. My husband saw a huge cockroache in the bathroom night before last and then last night another one in the garage.

Now what he was doing in the garage at 11 I Dont know and I don't want to know.

But we have new neighbors. They're garage is packed so full of boxes you couldnt get a skateboard in let alone a dang car. So I bet my new company is from them.

So these little critters are not paying rent and I hate houseguests anyway so they have to go.

So I come home to day and the husband says I fixed the problem. Oh yes indeed. I now have cocockroach powder all along my bathroom floors, the hallway going into the garage.

And speaking of garage. The step and along the walls now have chunky white powder all along them too.

I'm about ready to kick them all out including busband.

And lets not mention that I have lyme and did I say I have shortness of breath Nd shouldn't be breathing that crap???

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What kind of stuff did he use? I only use Boric acid powder or those roach traps. The little flat ones.

Never have roaches as long as I replace those every few months.

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It comes in a plastic bottle and you push it and it squirts out this powder but you can unscrew the top which he must have done. It's just called roach powder on the container.

Lor....I swear. I feel like Im in the toilet and somebody keeps flushing it.......

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ugh.. I hate chemicals! Read the label, maybe it is just boric acid. Very safe, but not wise to breathe it in as it is being sprayed!

I just put the boric acid in the bottom of the area under my sink. That is the only place I put it.

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Baths or kitchen? Dont suppose both wouldnt hurt.

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Yes, read the label. The FINE PRINT for ingredients and handling. Or find the brand and look it up on the web.

Don't assume it's harsh "chemicals" as it could be a safe chemical, boric acid.

It certainly could be Boric Acid and you could even eat it (not advised, though, as it is an acid but we get it as boron in our food and vitamins every day). It's very safe for humans and pets.

"comes in a plastic bottle and you push it and it squirts out this powder but you can unscrew the top"

This is how my boric acid powder comes - mine is a yellow plastic bottle with a "squirt top" that comes unscrewed. Like a big mustard bottle.

It need not be sprinkled all over, though, a very thin line at the corners of the rooms, under sinks, just outside your house, will do the trick - at ALL possible entry points, especially where pipes come in through the walls.

The excess can be vacuumed up very easily. If it gets wet, will need to be reapplied.
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You can do both. I usually only have trouble in the kitchen, if at all.

I had a horrible neighbor once too. She had roaches everywhere from what I heard. And this is in an apartment, so you can imagine!

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Eeew and yuck. I'm wondering if peppermint oil capsules would help deter them?

I found that putting them in my kitchen cabinets and basement and garage prevented ants and their droppings. Not sure if it would work on the roaches but might be worth a try.

Good luck! Hope you find a good remedy soon!

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I think they should pay rent.
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Awwww......does your husband have a new BFF?

Don't know why he'd be trying to get rid of 'em tho.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

He's reading Bad Housekeeping!!

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Now that's funny......

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DE food grade. Harmful to little friends, but not harmful to you.

Pam

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unplug your computer at night, they like those warm electrical applicances.
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Grandma and them used to swear by Bay Leaves in the cupboards to keep roaches out when we were in Louisiana.

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Love the photo! [Big Grin]

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Yes, DE.
But borox is not a problem either.

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Too funny Boxermom! We had pony roaches (HUGE) when we moved to texas. We were so freaked out our first night there (a tornado too).

This stuff is easy too.

http://bestbugbait.com/

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Pony roaches?? I know what you are talking about. We called them tree roaches because they come off the trees. They come inside seeking water (and food!)

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All I am able to read is oh my God cockroaches.

I have noticed a baby around here lately and a big one.

I am wtg to see if I continue to notice them. This happens from time to time.

1. It has been raining here.
2. We have had people move out of their apartment.

Hoping I will not need to have the apartment sprayed at this time. But, if it continues I will.

I have noticed in the past that when people move out of a nearby apartment cockroaches will show up in my apartment or in the hallway.

Then, things die down...no more sitings. I am hoping that is the case

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As I am typing the above though. I recall the mgr asking me if I wanted my apartment sprayed....mabye she knows smething I dont'.

I think I will send her an email and ask if they just cleaned out an apartment with cockroaches in it.

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Just get the roach bait traps. They work great and there is no spraying of chemicals.

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When my dad was stationed in Hawaii I can remember my mother going nuts over the cockroaches. They were huge and got into everything.

She used to think they stalked her. She would wake up at night and see one staring at her from the floor.

Those things are just wrong and don't belong here on earth.

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Some people call them water bugs. My foot....those puppies are cockroaches pure and simple.

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Lymetoo is so right, they love the trees. I hated it when they would land in my hair sometimes at night (inside the house), or surprise me on a towel in the bathroom (so gross). Our cats played with them all night. We would find them on their backs in the morning (they can't move on their backs).

Something must eat them. Snakes maybe. We had a lot of snakes that looked just like copperheads when we lived there, but they actually were not (neighbors confused them all the time tho). I had to look them up to be sure (they were beneficial).

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GAG .. Here in MO we don't have the large roaches. But I saw one of those flying roaches one day!

I nearly freaked OUT!! (killed it)

I saw those once in Florida in the 80's and they were "new" there. I thought "NOOOO!!" I so hope they don't get bad here too.

Can you imagine flying roaches!?

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My niece did missionary work in Morocco and had to have a net over her bed because of the large flying cockroaches.

The net kept them from landing on her at night, but they kept her awake flying around and landing everywhere.

Ofcourse there were rats ( she was about 19 years old ) and she had to learn to kill them with one strike.

I missed out of any of her gene pool, must have not come from my family's line.

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I learned something from a NYC apt once - I was spending the nite there, it was dark, and suddenly there were these little dayglow lines moving along the walls.

I was fascinated, turned on the light, and...they were roaches that had been spraypainted in dayglow colors...

So that's what I recommend for some entertainment - collect some, spray them with your favorite colors, and turn out the lights...

Who me? I'm perfectly sane...

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LOL Robin

Found a crockroach on my bed this am. That was the deal breaker. Sent email to apartment mgr to have my place sprayed.

1st time since I moved here in 2007. Either someone moved out with an infested apartment or it is due to the rain.

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Tutu..just saw your post about the traps. Souonds like a better way to go
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Wally World has them.

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Oh gosh saw another one last night. Tried to get it and missed. Then I looked up and it was on the ceiling!!! Omg...

Went out and bought two boxes of the large size roach traps. Four went into the bedroom. Will place more later.

Right now have to finish tiling the.kitchen. threw my back out bad but I am determined to do this. Lyme be danged. Two more walls to go. But they may have to wait a week or two.....arrrghh

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can't stand them! make an essential oil spray - you won't see them again, I use purification, oregano, thyme, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, etc several drops each in a bottle, fill with water, shake well and spray like hell. Have not used pesticides in 20 years since doing EO spray bombs for bugs. You can even spray bed sheets, etc, put drops in the washing machine, etc. LETHAL. BUG KILLERS !
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I bet THAT works! [Smile]

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Where do you buy essential oils? Y'all keep mentioning them but I've never seen them

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Most are sold thru MLM's but you can buy them online. The only trouble there is that most of those online or in health food stores contain chemicals.

You want them to be chemical free, grown from organic plants. No solvents should be used to make the oils.

Google "essential oils."

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