Posted by John Fasoldt on 16:20:43 6/5/2011 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Re: HELP ME!!!...Some Roach questions... posted by Matt on 8:36:10 6/5/2011 from 188.8.131.52:
Hmmmm. German roach? That’s what it sounds like... Things like that come in on SOMETHING. Sometimes you can isolate it, sometimes you can’t. The first thing to remember is not to panic or even get upset about this. It won’t help and can only hurt. This problem will take awhile to fix, but it is fixable if you do it the right way. So that answers your first question. And it isn’t the STYLE of house you have, it’s how many roach hiding places there are and how long this has really been going on.
All in all, your problem doesn’t sound that bad. (That answers your second question.)
As far as your third question is concerned, German roaches can make a home almost anywhere, in anything, given a chance - as long as man is around. Leave a glueboard in suspected places to act as a detector. You don’t need to bait the glueboard, you only need to put it where they are. They’ll trip across it. Fold it up into a little tent. Put the date on it so you know how long it’s been down. You can place your bait in your bathrooms, under the sink and in any cabinet that has water pipes in or next to it. Use glueboard there too. Use glueboards to determine where the roaches are.
Advion will work just fine, regardless of any reformulations. Use it where you KNOW the roaches are. Putting this bait around everywhere is not going to help. Keep a log of exactly what you did and when you did it NEVER USE BOMBS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!
As far as Advion toxicity is concerned, you (and your dogs) could eat tubes of the stuff without a problem. Bon appétit. (Although I doubt it tastes too good...) That should answer #5.
Forget “upset’” it’s NBD. You just THINK it’s a big deal. Go about it in exactly the right way and you can be roach free in 3 months. Sometimes it takes a bit longer, but even serious cases can be completed with a year. That’s assuming everything’s done right, of course. And, naturally, there’s always a chance you can bring them in again, so it might help a bit if you can find out where the ones you have came from.
While I guess that a roach might somehow be able to “bite” in some kind of fashion, in some kind of situation, their mouthparts are such that “bites” are really not probable. This not anything that anyone needs to worry about.
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