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#233765 1-May-2018 23:28
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So my kitchen seems to be overflowing with these little sh1ts!! There's big ones down to the ever so tiny little ones (I think some had babies! yell

 

What's the cleanest way to get rid of these stupid buggers without choking me to death from the fumes?





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  #2006323 1-May-2018 23:47
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Baits or sprays? I would also be interested too, without having to hire a pest control person. We had one of those fleabombs to kill cat fleas some time ago, and it did a good job of roaches too as there were quite  a few that ended up dead in the middle of the carpet. But one problem is that they come in from outside, as I have seen them in the woodpile ad around the deck..




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  #2006326 2-May-2018 00:00
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I can't even open the freakin fridge door after 9pm because they're all crawling around!!! 

 

Thinking of burning the goddamn house down at this rate!!





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  #2006329 2-May-2018 00:21
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Baits or sprays? I would also be interested too, without having to hire a pest control person. We had one of those fleabombs to kill cat fleas some time ago, and it did a good job of roaches too as there were quite  a few that ended up dead in the middle of the carpet. But one problem is that they come in from outside, as I have seen them in the woodpile ad around the deck..

 

 

Are the sprays harmful / toxic to humans?





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  #2006360 2-May-2018 07:38
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Ripcord from your local M10 or Bunnings.  Spray all around the outside of the house and at all entry points, and the affected areas.  

 

 

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/ripcord-plus-500ml-insecticide_p00287719

 

 





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  #2006361 2-May-2018 07:39
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http://www.fumetech.co.nz/

 

I use this guy to treat my place for fleas. I see he does cockroaches as well. Found his flea treatment to be quite effective - and not harmful to humans either.


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  #2006368 2-May-2018 07:56
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Bug bombs are very effective and the cheapest. If the infestation is bad it may be best to get a professional in to treat the home. After that bomb the home around every four months.
When you bomb you need to turn off appliances, (the fridge is ok to leave on) and you need to be out of the home for around 4 hours.




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  #2006371 2-May-2018 08:13
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Honestly, if it is as bad as you say (and it sounds pretty bad) I would hire a professional without delay.

 

Depending on the type of cockroach you have - and it sounds like it could be the nasty German or American kind, not our harmless Bush Roaches - they can spread disease and stink and become exceptionally resilient to anything less than total annihilation with extreme prejudice...which is best left to the Pro's.





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  #2006372 2-May-2018 08:13
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Get in a pest specialist, they have access to tools and chemicals you can't buy, and has the experience and training to use them safely. If you're in Wellington get Brian from Integrated Pest Management in. His charges are reasonable and he's probably the most qualified pest guy in the country, plus he's a nice guy.


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  #2006374 2-May-2018 08:30
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sonyxperiageek:

 

Thinking of burning the goddamn house down at this rate!!

 

 

as great as burning the buggers is in an idea... Don't those things live through fire....





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  #2006381 2-May-2018 08:49
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Sorry to have to say that a good long term solution - other than repeated chemical warfare attacks - is to remove their food source.  That means scrupulous attention to cleaning, wiping up any spills, never leaving food or dirty dishes on benches etc, pet food trays, making sure food containers are closed and there's nothing they can get in to.

 

Not saying that you need to become a germophobe like the people on TV ads wiping down every surface with disposable wipes, nor accusing people with cockroach infestations of being dirty, but these despicable things need to eat in order to survive and breed (which they can do very quickly) and starving them out is the best natural way to invite them to leave home.

 

 


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  #2006398 2-May-2018 09:26
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Sorry, this probably isn't helpful at all, unless one is fed up with high density living.

 

But since moving from Auckland to the lower South Island twenty years ago, I've yet to see a cockroach.

 

Lots of drones, though.





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  #2006407 2-May-2018 09:51
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Thanks for the ideas guys, what is the rough cost of hiring in a pro? I know someone in the house has an absolute hatred for any type of chemical being sprayed inside the house so this may be a very tough job to get going.




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  #2006408 2-May-2018 09:52
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hio77:

sonyxperiageek:


Thinking of burning the goddamn house down at this rate!!



as great as burning the buggers is in an idea... Don't those things live through fire....



Yes..... I read that they can live through radiation too! FML...




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  #2006409 2-May-2018 09:57
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sonyxperiageek: I know someone in the house has an absolute hatred for any type of chemical being sprayed inside the house so this may be a very tough job to get going.

 

 

 

Whilst I can understand this, one would hope they possess a somewhat fiercer hatred for playing host to a seething, multiplying hoard of stinking, disease carrying bugs, running rampant through your house and crapping where you sleep and eat!

 

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Have you tried to identify the invaders?

 

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

 

It might help to understand what you are dealing with and what the implications are, as not all infestations are equal...





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sonyxperiageek: Thanks for the ideas guys, what is the rough cost of hiring in a pro? I know someone in the house has an absolute hatred for any type of chemical being sprayed inside the house so this may be a very tough job to get going.

 

What's your location? Auckland? If so, try the guy I suggested smile


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