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I had (still have) a roach problem with my rental. sometime back found out a rental had a roach problem had an exterminator bomb & spray that house.I also own the house next door to that house & after exterminator did his thing a couple days later the house next door reported seeing a few roaches (never did before) I believe what the exterminator did chased the roaches that survived to the 2nd house. so I read this post with lots of suggestions.1st did combat gel, which was not a gel more like a paste like caulking, had 4 tubes & they all came out the same,were they defective? after a few months, bought raid fumigator for both homes, good for awhile then had problem again.a few months later tried boric acid with lure.put behind the fridge the gas stove. cabinets ect..ect..few months being told they are I am getting ready to pull my hair out and not sure what to try next.I just seem to be keeping them at bay but not getting rid of them. 


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One of the first attempts you can make to kill  insects, and one that works well in the early stages of infestation, is to simply blast the insects off with a strong stream of water. To be effective this treatment should be repeated on a daily basis until the  insects are gone.
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Reply with quote  #18 
A stream of water??!!!  This isn't someone's garden plants and a bunch of aphids.  This is a house full of roaches.  What's Moon supposed to do?  Turn on the fire hydrant in the house?  Flood the place?  This won't work on roaches.

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LOL, What ended up happening here is that I treated the houses with foggers a few times. The tenants left a few months ago, and ended up it was a roach infestation like I have never seen before in my life!! Found a good exterminater which approached it agressively & yes did use a power washer with mixture of insecticide did inside & out but the house was empty & we tore out the walls!!anyway, exterminater turned me on to a really great roach bait that I want to share with everyone here. Its called" dupont advion " gel bait. you can get it online, I got it from amazon. very good product!! 

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To get rid of insects(roaches),proper extermination is needed so that to remain free form insects for a long period of time.There are many agencies who provide good extermination services.Try to contact few of them.
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Ok, I own a two-flat and rent out the second floor.  We live on the first floor, obviously.  I have a dillema.  I have a TERRIBLE fear of bugs.  When I say TERRIBLE I mean I don't sleep, I don't eat, I have bouts of anxiety and have trouble breathing.  Recently, I saw a dead roach in my kitchen.  My husband said someone probably brought it in with their shoe since it was dead.  I did call Orkin.  The second floor is COMLETELY free of these pests.  Orkin DID apply treatment to the ENTIRE building including the foundation all around on the outside.  My question is, how soon before I STOP seeing these critters in my house ??  My husband wakes up at about 5:00 am and doesn't see ANY activity whatsoever.  Then out of nowhere he'll see ONE.  The Orkin man said that on a scale from 1-10, my invasion was about a 4 possibly a 3.  I know that my invasion is NOT a serious one based on the rating he gave me but again, my fear of bugs is extremely painful.  Can anyone offer ANY information as to HOW soon I'll STOP seeing these things in my home ???  Orkin IS coming back out in 30 days.  I just need to know what I'm up against.

Originally Posted by mike352
To get rid of insects(roaches),proper extermination is needed so that to remain free form insects for a long period of time.There are many agencies who provide good extermination services.Try to contact few of them.
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Reply with quote  #22 
This will work and its cheap.take anything alive out or room get a can fill it 1/4 with alcohol put it on something like a stone.light it and leave the room.when the flame goes out anything in the room will die all need the door but don't go in let air go in,you may have to do it a few time or eaCh room,but the bugs will DIE
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Reply with quote  #23 
This is a huge problem for landlords especially in populated areas, more population definitely means more people, more people means more garbage, more garbage means more dirt and germs, and more dirt and germs means more chances for these insects to grow and populate. Regular fumigation can help reduce the problem, also the biggest thing we can do is maintenance. 
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Have you ever seen someone cry because they are frightened of roaches, spiders, etc and just saw one? Maybe that is you. If so, it is worth the payday loan you might need to pay a specialist to come spray your home for bugs or insects. They typically spray in the back of cupboards and around the edge of the home. This should keep the insects out. Learn more at: Professionally spraying for bugs

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Reply with quote  #25 
Well i think you need to complain to the owner of the house that he should call some pest control services..because I think they can do the best solution for killing them and permanently removing them.. If you try to do that then may be you succeed to kill them but how to stop them again coming. 
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Cockroaches when hungry will eat just about anything; pastes, glues, solid soaps and starch based paints and foods. Also, having cockroaches crawling around your cozy nest is a rather unpleasant sight. So how do you tackle these pests? Here:

  1. Paint cabinet shelves and drawers with enamel and keep them clean.
  2. Rinse all recyclable containers clean and air them out every few days.
  3. Put garbage in tightly covered containers and store it outside.
  4. Wash dishes, tables, kitchen counters and stove tops every day, preferably after every meal.
  5. Store flour, sugar, cereals and crackers in tightly covered plastic or metal containers.
  6. Clean out junk and clutter from storage shelves, drawers and closets.
  7. Get rid of unused furniture, appliances, food and clothing.
  8. Fill in cracks and seal openings around pipes, in the walls and inside the cupboards.
  9. Clean drains.
  10. Keep all areas clean and dry.
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