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Re: Roaches


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Posted by Ken on 19:07:56 9/12/2009 from 71.224.245.222:

In reply to: Re: Roaches posted by John Fasoldt on 7:17:15 9/11/2009 from 173.72.2.158:

Hi John,

It was nice speaking to you the other day. I am looking forward to getting the gel.

I finished cleaning the insides of all the cabinets and drawers. I even pulled the faces off of the toe kicks on the cabinets as I have a European kitchen and they just snap off. No signs of roaches, egg cases, dead roaches or roach poop anywhere! Guess things are just starting here as there seems to be no history of roaches, unless you think with everything I have seen that they could be hiding somewhere else.

I have not seen any live babies either since the last time I mentioned seeing one above, though I am sure that they are hiding somewhere. The glue traps I bought and put down two days ago have no roaches or insects at all in them. I got just plain glue boards, not the roach hotels.

I am looking foward to getting the gel out there to kill anything I can't see.

There were a few mouse droppings and a few bigger under the cabinets though. Last year I noticed a little of the half inch foam they put under siding in the dirt outside, and when I looked under the cabinet there was some of that in addition to some fiberglass. No more than something would have needed to push through I guess. How should I seal that up? Should I lie down in the dirt and chalk it or should I fill it with steel wool? I would imagine that what ever made the hole could just pull the steel wool out, no? Also... the sheet rock does not go down to the floor on the inside under the cabinets and there is a half inch to 1 inch gap between the bottom of the sheet rock and the slab. I guess they were sloppy knowing that cabinets would cover it. Should I apply wood molding or chalking there too? I imagine that if I only did the inside they would go up in the wall rather than under the cabinets.

Thanks again for all your help!

Ken



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