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post #1 of 13 Old 12-05-2008, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Cockroaches...PLEASE HELP?!?!

Anyone have any knowledge or have ever delt with roaches??? ya gross I know, but we have a store where we buy sell trade used games, small electronics, and systems.....we keep it very clean, but someone sold us something from a donations drop that is known for roaches (didn't find out til after). Since we hold everything for a month to make sure it's not stolen, well about 2 weeks ago we found a cockroach climbing our wall...it was smallish, not like the giant ones you see lol. A week later we saw another, then a couple days after that we saw 2 more from the system that was sold from the donation drop. Well, we just saw a baby one crawl into our disc buff machine. I know that this means I have a problem (a GROSS ONE AT THAT), but exactly HOW bad is it? We set up traps tonight hoping that would help. We have seen a total of 5 in 2 weeks (one was a baby). I know nothing about cockroaches....does this mean that they are most likely in my walls, and systems, and computers and stuff????????? Have I caught the problem early enough???? EW it just grosses me out....
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post #2 of 13 Old 12-05-2008, 11:31 PM
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For every one you see there are at least 10 you don't.

Getting them early is your best option and don't wait....get a professional exterminator in there pronto.
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wow 10?!?!?!? is that right? wow ugh oh lol
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Put boric acid down in the corners and edges of the room. Spyder's estimation of your cockroach population is probably pretty darned low. I saw estimates ranging up to 200 to 1000 unseen for every one you see.

Anyway, boric acid is cheap and easy to put at the edges of a room. Back in the dark ages, when I lived in student housing, I kept boric acid in the corners of my home all the time. College students bring lots of cockroaches.

Look for boric acid in the pharmacy. It's an eye wash. It's also often available in the pest control department. Compare the cost in each department.

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what does the borac acid do?
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post #6 of 13 Old 12-06-2008, 09:46 AM
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Kills them, and they take it back to the nest before they die. Boric acid is what my parents used to use.

I don't know any 'natural' cures for a roach problem, but I'll check and if I find one I'll let you know.

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Put boric acid down in the corners and edges of the room. Spyder's estimation of your cockroach population is probably pretty darned low. I saw estimates ranging up to 200 to 1000 unseen for every one you see.
Didn't want to frighten the poor girl late at night when they go roaming. If she saw that few in the daytime, you don't even WANT to know about the evening.
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I used to work in a restaurant that had a roach problem. After we were bombed I had to come in the next morning and clean up. There would be thousands, upon thousands of roaches that had come out to die. Very gross!!!
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I was spending the nite at a freinds, she had a REALLY nice house, but I go up in the middle of the nite (I do that) and went to get a drink, and turned on the kitchen light, and at least 50 scattered! I was amazed, in a house that nice.

Cuddn't find an effective 'natural' cure for roaches, other than getting a few geckos and turning them loose.

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post #10 of 13 Old 12-06-2008, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Ya that was what I was afraid of.....my boyfriend is in denial and seems to think they were only in the buffer lol.

our store is small....only 900 square ft., but TONS of electronics from floor to ceiling. We've never had a problem ever, but someone sold us something with them in it........that's so disgusting.

Now the other part. During this problem, until they are all gone, Should I keep my dogs at home instead of bringing them to work?
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