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elvisfan

Cockroches
« on: May 23, 2013 »
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  • can any one help me. I am suddenly having a cockroach problem. I have always seen the odd one but last night saw a couple of babies which I know is not good. Can anyone recommend a local pest control that speaks English.

    Offline pilgrim

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    Re: Cockroches
    « Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013 »
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  • Last week I got up in the night (early hours) to get a drink of water from the kitchen. No need to put lights on as have done this a hundred times before. On leaning forward to opening the fridge door my last step with my bare foot squashes something under my sole. From the light in the fridge I see 2 cockroaches scurrying to the underside of the fridge. And then checking my foot - yes I did squash one. All red shell and blood everywhere. Horrible

    elvisfan

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    « Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013 »
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  • that's gross !. Don't think I wanted to hear about that

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    « Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013 »
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  • I know, so we put some powder down. And always put lights on (this makes them disappear), when moving around at night. And now have slippers by the bed.

    Offline Tanemera

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    Re: Cockroches
    « Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013 »
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  • There are two products that keep them away.  One is a tall red can of spray that is supposed to last 1 year.  The other is a small tube that comes in a blister pack.  You put a few drops in corners and that is supposed to kill them.  There is also a version of this for the tiny ants that seem to like Los G.  Both products are available in local hardware stores and/or Transito.  Both seem to work if used regularly.  Pay particular attention to outside drains, around the tops of plant pots, doorways, under fridges and cookers.  I always apply a repeat dose outside after heavy rain.  Have you, or your neighbours, being doing any structural work?  The noise and vibration gets the blighters on the move.  Also, I believe they can fly during the mating season so can circumvent insecticides in doorways.

    Offline el presidente

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    Re: Cockroches
    « Reply #5 on: May 23, 2013 »
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  • Most communities have  Cockroach treatment in April. Individual apartments can also be done.
    We use Guzman 922 581 377 Mob 670 642 273 and find them very good. If you don't want to speak to Guzman direct, any of the Administrators / Property Management companys will do it for you.

    t l c

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    « Reply #6 on: May 24, 2013 »
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  • Funnily enough I am hearing of a few cockroach problems, this is the first time in over 5 years we have had problems. Guzman are really good, 1 off charge of 80 euros & guaranteed for 1 year, if you see a live one they will come out F.O.C. Also we have complained to our community office as we have not seen the council fumigate anywhere for a while, over 12 month easily, normally they pre-warn everyone that they are in the area (our community gets done obviously but not areas outside). Also the baby roaches that you refer to are probably fully grown BUT are a different species to the really huge ones, I have also seen a 'flying' female about 3 weeks ago and that's quite early on as I thought they didn't 'arrive' until the mating season June/July. AWFUL THINGS YUK !! :(
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    elvisfan

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    « Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013 »
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  • thank you all for you help and advice. I have not called Guzman yet as we decided it was better to check for any holes that were giving them access first. Pulled out the built in oven, and the fridge and took everything out of the cupboard under the sink. Filled a hole behind the cooker, and filled gaps around the kick plates at the bottom of the kitchen units. Have sprayed everywhere and had about 3/4 big ones yesterday and one dead one this morning. Hopefully I over re acted yesterday but we are going to the "ferret" today to see what they sell to help stop the problem. I think they have been coming in under the sink and what we have done yesterday will stop that. I have a young very clingy rescue cat and hope to solve the roaches without having to use too many chemicals. I am going to give it till Monday, if I see any after then  will have to get Guzman in

    knightrider

    Re: Cockroches
    « Reply #8 on: May 24, 2013 »
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  • Without trying do do Guzman and all the other companies out of business.....Could i suggest typing

    boric acid roach killer   into Google search.

    Powdered Boric acid sachets ( ''Acido borico en sobres'' )  can be purchased at the chemist for cents. Place it where your pets can't reach and wash your hands after using it.

    Also, Boric acid will rid you of any ant problem. (100 % guaranteed)
    First find your ant, mix a solution of 25% Boric acid and 75% icing sugar. (1 teaspoon Boric, 3 teaspoons  icing sugar) add a little water, making a liquid to the same consistency of single cream, pour a little of the liquid near the ant so it can find it easily. Let the ant eat it, then it will go back to the nest to tell his mates, in a few minutes all of the ants will appear around the liquid to feast on this tasty meal.
    It is better to watch this process, as you can ensure your pets don't eat it before you clean up and wash your hands.
    After 10 minutes or so the ants will all disappear back to the nest to feed the queen, she and all the ants will die.
    Assuming that you have only one nest nearby, you will have no ant problem for months.


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    Re: Cockroches
    « Reply #10 on: May 25, 2013 »
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  • Thing is though, have you tried to find icing sugar in Transito lately?

    In fact, have you tried to find ANYTHING in Transito lately, other than metal shelves?.  If they were to combine their stock into one of their stores they would still have trouble making it look full.

    Writing on the wall I would suggest, bless them.

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    Re: Cockroches
    « Reply #11 on: May 25, 2013 »
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  • A friend who does not go in for rumours, was told by someone at Transito Santiago that Hiperdino are moving into San Francisco and Los Gigantes stores - could be imminent.  Apparently, some changes were taking place Thursday pm at San Fran.  We shall see, but can be only an improvement on the current position.

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    « Reply #12 on: May 25, 2013 »
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  • On Yahoo today


    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/cockroaches-sense-danger-sugar-174508181.html#EpCWOSQ


    Absulutely correct, cockroaches don't trust sugar! The recipe given is for ants only.
    To kill cockroaches, i mix the powder with leche condensado into a thick paste then plaster tiny amounts (the size of a garden pea) under sinks, pipework, kitchen units etc. away from the reach of pets, this works very well but takes days to work after putting the paste down.

    Incidentally, i believe the cockroach problem i had, came from packing boxes i used to bring shopping home from Transito. I sprayed one of the little beggars i found coming from the folds in the box, so possibly there were more that i didn't see. (I don't blame Transito, because this can happen with anything brought into your house.  :)sh*t happens man!)

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    Re: Cockroches
    « Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013 »
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  • There is a new aerosol spray on the market which is guaranteed to kill cockroaches.
    Why not give it a try?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2333939/British-man-blown-floor-Spanish-flat-bug-spray-explodes-hand-tries-kill-cockroach.html

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    Re: Cockroches
    « Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013 »
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  • Somewhat drastic, but I love the last line "The fate of the cockroach is unknown."