German Cockroaches
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I remember my parents mentioning having to have an apartment bombed because of a roach infestation.  I believe they were German cockroaches, which apparently are extremely prolific.   

Some various tips:
  • Place a caps (or some other small container) filled with sugar water and baking soda (I think it's baking soda!).  I've heard that the sugar will attract them and when they drink the water, the baking soda will expand in their stomachs and kill them.
  • Use a jar of water (not full).   They just climb in and can't get back out.   I don't know how successful this is, but someone told me they accidentally trapped some this way.
  • Keep a bottle of Simple Green around.   If you see one, nail the thing with a spray of it.   If you hit them (and it's hard to miss with a spray), they'll die almost instantly.   Watch them stagger for about ten seconds, then flip on their backs.   It's (in my opinion) more sanitary than smacking them with a newspaper or magazine, it's handier to use, and you clean the floor at the same time.
  • Buy roach motels.  I've used some I got from Menard's and they work pretty well.  The roaches crawl inside, eat the bait and get poison all over their legs, then they carry it back to the others and poison them, too.
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German Cockroaches - by kayla_veronica - 06-09-2012, 12:29 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by verenaerin - 06-09-2012, 01:45 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by The Curt Jester - 06-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by ResiduumRevertetur - 06-09-2012, 02:49 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by The Dying Flutchman - 06-09-2012, 03:56 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by Crusader_Philly - 06-09-2012, 04:20 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by yablabo - 06-10-2012, 03:46 AM
Re: German Cockroaches - by The Dying Flutchman - 06-10-2012, 05:42 AM
Re: German Cockroaches - by kayla_veronica - 06-10-2012, 11:21 AM
Re: German Cockroaches - by per_passionem_eius - 06-10-2012, 04:48 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by The Curt Jester - 06-10-2012, 04:48 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by JacafamalaRedux - 06-10-2012, 05:04 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by Historian - 06-10-2012, 05:17 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by drummerboy - 06-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by per_passionem_eius - 06-13-2012, 10:09 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by iona_scribe - 06-14-2012, 04:16 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by jonbhorton - 06-15-2012, 02:29 AM
Re: German Cockroaches - by Titus Alba - 06-18-2012, 09:26 PM
Re: German Cockroaches - by Arun - 07-01-2012, 05:01 PM



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