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mattwnz
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  #1981452 22-Mar-2018 13:03
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Cockroaches seem to be a lot more widespread than they used to be. Especially the larger american type. I wonder if it is partly due to a warmer climate. When I was younger, I never saw them.


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  #1981465 22-Mar-2018 13:20
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They are supposed to take over the world. Maybe that is happening.

 

 





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  #1981489 22-Mar-2018 14:06
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I feel your pain... We didn't have them in our place until we started bringing in fire wood from a friend's farm. And I'm not talking those relatively little ones I remember from my childhood, but these freaky, large beasts. According to Landcare Research's website, these are Gisborne cockroaches:

 

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When you guys talk of 'native' cockroaches, are these the ones you're referring to?

 

Anyway, I'll be following this thread to find a decent way of dealing to them, as they do seem to get well-established both outside and, most depressingly, inside.  I've used Ripcord to deal with flies in the house in summer, and that does seem to reduce the numbers of cockroaches, but that's been placed nearer the ceiling to discourage the kids from licking it off the walls (joke); perhaps may need to try some a bit closer to the ground...

 

 


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  #1981493 22-Mar-2018 14:15
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jonathan18:

 

I feel your pain... We didn't have them in our place until we started bringing in fire wood from a friend's farm. And I'm not talking those relatively little ones I remember from my childhood, but these freaky, large beasts. According to Landcare Research's website, these are Gisborne cockroaches:

 

Click to see full size

 

When you guys talk of 'native' cockroaches, are these the ones you're referring to?

 

Anyway, I'll be following this thread to find a decent way of dealing to them, as they do seem to get well-established both outside and, most depressingly, inside.  I've used Ripcord to deal with flies in the house in summer, and that does seem to reduce the numbers of cockroaches, but that's been placed nearer the ceiling to discourage the kids from licking it off the walls (joke); perhaps may need to try some a bit closer to the ground...

 

 

 

 

Yup, theyre natives. Quick sods and ugly as hell :D

 

 





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  #1981543 22-Mar-2018 14:36
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Aren't 'Gisborne' cockroaches the ones introduced from Australia?





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  #1981590 22-Mar-2018 14:55
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MikeAqua:

Aren't 'Gisborne' cockroaches the ones introduced from Australia?



Yep. https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/animals/bug-id/what-is-this-bug/bugs-with-legs/6-legs/cockroaches/gisborne-cockroach

But maybe they swam or flew here, so can be considered native?!

Seriously, that’s why I asked the question as there are a number of varieties here, a number of them native, as shown on the page I linked to earlier (https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/animals/bug-id/what-is-this-bug/bugs-with-legs/6-legs/cockroaches).

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  #1981703 22-Mar-2018 19:37
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jonathan18:
But maybe they swam or flew here, so can be considered native?!

 

Well, that definition of 'native' apparently depends entirely on whether there were any here before them.


 
 
 
 


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  #1981713 22-Mar-2018 20:17
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STRONGLY RECOMMEND you get some boracic acid powder. I guarantee this will work - 100%.

 

When you see a critter, douse it lightly. If you can do this over the nest or their trail, even better. They are clean insects and don't like to be dirty - so they clean each other.

 

DO NOT kill any roach. Let every one of them live - but douse lightly. They will go back to the nest and poison the rest.

 

There are places in NZ you can get this, but I use this place. 

 

Lots of other stuff there too - I use the Delta Force once I can't see any more roaches; just to be sure.

 

Good luck.


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  #1981737 22-Mar-2018 21:29
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The cockroaches probably feel trapped in the house by the cats infesting the foundations.

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  #1981753 22-Mar-2018 22:48
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I HATE cockroaches HATE them!! I stopped stacking firewood close to the house and am going to see what else I can move.

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  #1981782 23-Mar-2018 00:14
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xpd:

 

Must watch movie for you.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es0dcoiww60

 

 

I fully expected this to be the aerosol can + lighter scene from Arachnophobia (also 90's ish).

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aQ6vg3JB2U

 

 





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  #1981786 23-Mar-2018 01:08
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xpd:

 

these are Gisborne cockroaches:

 

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I always thought these were the american ones. They are bloody quick and can also live under water.


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  #1981787 23-Mar-2018 01:36

following with interest, But at my place, I have lots of little brown lizards that I don't want to harm. As my understanding is they eat lots of bugs.





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  #1981813 23-Mar-2018 08:09
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mattwnz:

xpd:


these are Gisborne cockroaches:


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I always thought these were the american ones. They are bloody quick and can also live under water.



Third time posting this link!

Information on the varieties from the actual experts:
https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/animals/bug-id/what-is-this-bug/bugs-with-legs/6-legs/cockroaches

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  #1981818 23-Mar-2018 08:24
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Based on the side stripes, I believe this is the type we get in Whangamata.


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