Cockroaches : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Hello, I have lived in house in the city, Indpls, IN, for about 20 years.

Just a tiny three room double

In the last two week's i have been seeing "Cockroaches" UGH.

Have not had them since i moved in and had the house bombed.

I am now a shut in and cannot go out for hour's to hire people to bomb my house, and also have two old cat's.

does anyone have a suggestion ???

I have ordered the "Pest Offensive" from the infomercial, for about $30.00 buck's.

Has anyone tried this, or is it a scam??

I am seeing them in my bedroom for gorsh sake's,

Please Please, I will try anything, will go to a motel, if they will take my kittys for a couple of day's and have my house bomb'ed.

I cannot abide this,

I think they came in with a bag of potato's from Mejiers. This is disgusting me, I wonder if they are crawling on my bed and me, they are very close to me bed. UGH UGH UGH

-- Karen Miller (, November 09, 2001


Boric acid, the white powder that is used to make eyewash solushion work to control insects with an outer shell. Sprinkle a fine dust of it where there is moisture, under the sink, under the refrigeator (where there is an evaporation pan), around the pipes that supply the faucets, ect. It is only a couple of dollars, get it at the drugstore.

-- mitch hearn (, November 10, 2001.

I had a girlfriends Grandma tell me they hate alspice! We lived in military base housing and they were bad. You could bomb but since there were people on the other side of your walls they would just come back. Anyway when she told me this I got a sheet off the paper towels and put a Tbl of powdered alspice and placed it in the middle then folded it up till it was a small sqr that was the size of the palm of your hand, tied it with string and took a toothpick and poked it full of holes on the top. I put one of these in every shelf in the kitchen and every drawer, under the fridge, on top of the fridge, on the very top of the cabnets under the washer, under the sink, within 48 hours I did not see one again. Tho the neibors still had problems with them I never did. I waited about a month and then told them what I did and so they tryed and it worked for them to. I did not tell them at first because it sounded weird I thought but it worked for me. I changed them every 6 mo. Hope this helps.

-- Teresa (, November 10, 2001.

boric acid works . There is a trap you can buy at the hardware store which looks like a match box which you set along walls and they climb in and get stuck and die, these work great.

-- kathy h (, November 10, 2001.

My experience with boric acid was for it to take up moisture and get so hard you'd need a jackhammer to remove it. I haven't had roaches ever here and it has been almost 20 yrs since I lived where I did, but you used to could buy Roach Pruf which you can put into jar lids and leave where they will find it - and where pets and children can't.It works.

-- carol (, November 11, 2001.

Get a jar of boric acid from the drugstore. Mix about 1/4cup with 3/4cup of flour and 1 Tbsp of sugar. Sprinkle this under your kitchen appliances and along the edges of your cabinets. Each morning you will come out and find many dead cockroaches and you'll sweep them up and after some time, you will not find anymore. Fini! Don't let you cats or dogs eat or walk in the stuff. That's why under the appliances is a good spot. Don't freak out...boric acid will save you. No need for expensive or evil chemicals.

-- snoozy (, November 11, 2001.

Every time I've moved into a new place and it has roaches, I've found that Combat has worked like a charm. You really need to follow the directions about where and how many of the little squares to place around, but I've always found that I only needed about one or two "regimens" of the boxes, and then the roaches are gone for good.

-- Soni (, November 11, 2001.

Another way to treat the problem is to stop using the space under the kitchen sink for an open waste container. Purchase a large plastic can with pop open lid. Place it in a corner of the kitchen. Buy liners for it, too.

-- Charles Haddon Jr. (, November 12, 2001.

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