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Why didnt anyone tell me Florida is loaded with cucarachas????? UGHHHHHH

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posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 05:23 AM
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So, we moved to close to the Orlando area so i could be with my sons. I figure theres not much time and all, so i got a very nice house. THEN, after about 3 weeks, THEY SHOWED THEMSELVES!!!!!


Now i dont have $350.00/yr to eliminate the disgusting bottom feeders. What do we do??? Thats not in our budget!!!

Is there a home remedy for those things? Oh and BTW, my house is impecable. I have tried to get the gallons of spray and they do nothing.


Please help me.

Thank You Kindly.

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posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 05:32 AM
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Please excuse me my ignorance but what are they???



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 05:33 AM
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Look for a spray called Demon, It's at the tack shops in central Fl.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 05:34 AM
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Roaches



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 05:35 AM
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I hope this site helps:

How to get rid of roaches

I've tried the boric acid method personally and worked, albeit a little slowly. You'll have to wait out waves of roaches.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 05:37 AM
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If you are seeing the GIANT ones, those are palmetto bugs. They like to hang out in the tops of palm trees, then they will fly out at night, if you are out in the dark, they like to fly right at you and often smack right into your head. I have had it happen many times.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 05:38 AM
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OMG no - I think I'd be out of there - they're the most horrible things on this earth. I thought perhaps you were talking about Ants. I have probs with Ants and the only cure for them is plain old Talcum Powder - none of the bought stuff works.

Good luck with your problem - try the talc ??????



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 05:41 AM
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You might actually want to look up 'Billy the Exterminator' online to watch a few episodes where he's out dealing with roaches. For anyone who has no idea what I'm talking about, it's a 'follow the guy around at work' type reality show and the main person, 'Billy', seems to really enjoy explaining in real detail, everything he's doing and precisely what he's using to do it with. I can't remember the name of the stuff for the life of me....but he's said what it comes from about a thousand times, it's the oil from crysthanimums. Apparently it's like VX Nerve agent to insects but non-toxic to anything else.

I rarely recommend a TV show to a real world problem..but that one stands out as being almost as educational as it is entertaining due to how they handle the whole thing. I'll bet other exterminators really hate that show for precisely that reason.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 06:08 AM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
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You might actually want to look up 'Billy the Exterminator' online to watch a few episodes where he's out dealing with roaches. For anyone who has no idea what I'm talking about, it's a 'follow the guy around at work' type reality show and the main person, 'Billy', seems to really enjoy explaining in real detail, everything he's doing and precisely what he's using to do it with. I can't remember the name of the stuff for the life of me....but he's said what it comes from about a thousand times, it's the oil from crysthanimums. Apparently it's like VX Nerve agent to insects but non-toxic to anything else.

I rarely recommend a TV show to a real world problem..but that one stands out as being almost as educational as it is entertaining due to how they handle the whole thing. I'll bet other exterminators really hate that show for precisely that reason.

Thank you i;ll see if i get that channel. Sounds like it may help



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 06:09 AM
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Originally posted by Goatar
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Look for a spray called Demon, It's at the tack shops in central Fl.
Demon, huh? I''ll be getting it today and thank you!



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 06:09 AM
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Originally posted by Toromos
I hope this site helps:

How to get rid of roaches

I've tried the boric acid method personally and worked, albeit a little slowly. You'll have to wait out waves of roaches.
Thank you. Will check it out!



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 06:11 AM
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I honestly thought this only happened to hoarders, or filthy people.
I was wrong.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 06:12 AM
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www2.dupont.com...

This stuff is amazing.
Its a gel that you would caulk in strategic areas.
First they eat it and bring it back to their nests (because its in them)
Then they die and the live ones are attracted to the dead ones.
It spreads like a plague to them.

Also,the stuff you guys can get in the US is stronger then the stuff we have in Canada.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 06:48 AM
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Could try grow Pyrethrum Daises all around the house.
Might work on roaches.
planting them under you windows helps reduces the flies etc getting in (though they smell a bit like fly spray).
it is used in fly sprays, etc.

worth a shot. grow like mad.

source

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The plant is economically important as a natural source of insecticide. The flowers are pulverized and the active components, called pyrethrins, contained in the seed cases, are extracted and sold in the form of an oleoresin. This is applied as a suspension in water or oil, or as a powder. Pyrethrins attack the nervous systems of all insects, and inhibit female mosquitoes from biting. When present in amounts less than those fatal to insects, they still appear to have an insect repellent effect.
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Because of the natural insecticidal properties of the pyrethrums, they are used as companion plants, to repel pest insects from nearby crops and ornamental plants. They are thought to repel aphids, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius), leafhoppers, spider mites, harlequin bugs, ticks, pickleworms and imported cabbage worms, among others that are in gardens and farms. For example, they are planted among broccoli plants for protection from several common insect pests.

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posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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Thanks for your answers.

I will go down the list and give them all a try.

Blessings



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 09:01 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

SORRY

i felt the same way you did when i moved to New Orleans. Its the south their everywhere. But for me the kicker is the huge ones that fly, and the will attack you.

i mean i seen them as big as 3-4 inches and thats not including that gross antenna they sport which is another inch and a half.

So from my experience ive seen them while shopping the just walk thru the doors and stroll in.

the good thing though the big ones die off within a few minutes or so once the get in doors. i dont know why they just do.

the smaller ones are a pain they do not die once inside.

so in conclusion you can buy sprays or even call an exterminator but that will only solve problems in the short term.

im sorry its just one of those things you gottta live with (smog, roach's , old school cars with big rims) yup thats what the south is about.

i was so mad when i found out their everywhere the locals who live there all their lives just kinda deal with it!

good luck



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
I honestly thought this only happened to hoarders, or filthy people.
I was wrong.


Indeed. My dad had a saying, "It's not a sin to have them, it's a sin to keep them".

You're in Roach Central so it's even more forgiving in your situation.

One piece of advice I can give-
If you've got a serious infestation, in the middle of the night when you turn a light on, you'll see some scurry. Pay particular attention to where they scurry, and concentrate your efforts with whatever chemical deathbomb you choose. The ones in the house are probably German cockroaches. The big ones outside that fly are American cockroaches aka "palmetto bugs" aka Florida woods cockroach. There are like 4500 different species of roach, but at th end of the day, they're all still roaches.

You know, they eat them in Thailand. Good protein and supposedly taste like shrimp, not that I'll ever know. Of course, shrimp are pretty much the roach of the sea, but I digress...

I agree about Billy the Exterminator. Good show.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 11:42 AM
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I figure theres not much time and all, so i got a very nice house.


I have no remedies for roaches....but I was a bit curious about this statement.

Why isn't there much time???



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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I honestly thought this only happened to hoarders, or filthy people.
I was wrong


No, I mean it can be a factor...but also the house... In Florida, in many areas, there are old houses, and in the FL climate, they easily develop all kinds of openings, and that's just an open door for them.

FL is crawling with roaches...there's no way around it, all you can do is be diligent.
Both kinds suck. The small (German) ones are numerous and hard to get rid of, the big ones (Palmies) are spooky when they fly at you....(something I think they get some kind of inner pleasure from)...

Must be some kind of racial memory that makes us abhor big flying insects.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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Be careful with that demon, It is very strong., It'll do the job. I spray it all over outside. Inside i spray only in places that people and pets cannot access. Then i place roach motels in strategic spots behind sinks, and under the stove and fridge.

The combat gel works well also.

If they are the german roaches, you've got your work cut out for you. 1 type of treatment isn't enough, attack them suckers from all sides at once.



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