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Old 04-30-2011, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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Question How bad are the CockRoaches in Corpus Christi?

I was recently offered a job in CC. I visited years ago and really loved the warm weather ect. I currently live in Minneapolis, and i'm just tired of the cold winters. But after doing a lot of research into APT's...and it seems like every review talks about massive infestations of Tree roaches. I can handle them once and awhile, but I would lose it if i had to live with them all over, everyday. Can someone from South Texas please give me some info on this. It's really the only thing making me think twice about the move. Thank you!
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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I was recently offered a job in CC. I visited years ago and really loved the warm weather ect. I currently live in Minneapolis, and i'm just tired of the cold winters. But after doing a lot of research into APT's...and it seems like every review talks about massive infestations of Tree roaches. I can handle them once and awhile, but I would lose it if i had to live with them all over, everyday. Can someone from South Texas please give me some info on this. It's really the only thing making me think twice about the move. Thank you!
Just get a BB gun and shoot them off of the walls...We like to hunt here in Texas...Just be sure you have a Federal Roach Stamp on your hunting lic...
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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I have lived in various cities in Texas, including Corpus, and, although it might exist for some I've had an issue only once. People really tend to exaggerate. Lived in Hawaii also and posts re roach infestations are ridiculous too. Tropical, hot, and humid environments will always have more bugs/roaches than colder climates but it's not as dire as you read and certainly wouldn't affect my decision whether to move to Texas. I'm currently in a heavily forested area outside Houston where there are supposedly humongous flying roaches that could eat you. Not true, I don't even find it necessary to use insecticides often except for the occasional bug, which, yes you will see once-in-awhile. I rarely see a roach and a quick spray with a repellant and *poof* - gone. The only time I've ever had a problem is when my brother house sat for 6 months and didn't bother to clean up a crumb, close a cereal box, wash a dish or vacuum a floor. Had to set off bombs twice...shudders. Now ask me about squirrels that can eat electrical wiring - that's another story.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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I think a lot of depends on where you live. I grew up in an older neighborhood (not bad, just old) and cockroaches in the house were a way of life. We bug bombed pretty frequently, but it still wasn't uncommon to see one scampering across the floor if you turned the light on in the middle of the night. I had friends that lived in newer areas that didn't seem to have the same issues.

However, no matter where you live, because of the weather there are going to be at least some roaches, especially in places like garages. Like mentioned above, your level of tidiness will affect it. You have to be more vigilant in Corpus than in other areas about kitchen cleaning if you want to avoid bugs. I never found the roaches intolerable growing up though, but I was also used to it.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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While cockroaches are usually considered to be pests, this is not true of all species. There are over 3,500 species of cockroaches, yet only 1% of them are considered pests. The types that infest homes and bother people have underdeveloped wings, and can only fly for short periods, if they can fly at all. Recently, however, a certain species of the insect, the flying cockroach or Blattella asahinai, has invaded crops in the southern United States, and is being hailed as a boon to farmers for its predation of harmful insect species.
Cockroaches have a long history, and may have been one of the first animals to fly. Many species have adapted to living on the ground as scavengers, however, and no longer have the need or ability to fly. Most cockroaches that do fly are wild species, and do not invade homes or bother humans. The American cockroach or Periplaneta americana, also known as the palmetto bug, is sometimes able to fly — especially the females, which have more developed wings. At least in America, however, they are most often seen running across the floor.


I think what most folks are calling a cockroach is really a palmetto bug.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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They aren't any badder than in other places. They like to eat, fly around at night and of course .. make more cockroaches... the usual. Its not right to stereotype individuals.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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The roaches here are definitely worse than in other places. I'm originally from Brooklyn, NY, and have lived in PA, DC, VA, and now in Corpus. I have never had to deal with roaches as much anyplace else--even in high rise apartment buildings in DC and VA--than I have in a single family house here. The terms of our lease say that the landlord covers a quarterly extermination, so that helps, but we definitely know when we're due, because all of a sudden we'll see them all the time. My husband also sprays the perimeter every few weeks to keep it under control. They're huge, and a lot come in through the bathroom pipes--we spot them in the bath tub in the middle of the night fairly often. We keep the house clean, but there's only so much you can do--I've seen them crawling around in the grass outside the house. It's gross. We do live in a house that was built in the 80s, which is considered an older house around here, but like I said, i've seen them out in the yard, so I feel that they'd get in anyway, even if the house was built yesterday.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:34 AM
 
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Just get a BB gun and shoot them off of the walls...We like to hunt here in Texas...Just be sure you have a Federal Roach Stamp on your hunting lic...
where can i get this hunting licence from?
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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My house had a bad roach invasion a couple of years ago. An exterminator took care of it and it hasn't been a problem since. One little guy pops up every few months or so but my cat usually kills them before I notice they're here. If you live in a problem area just have the place sprayed every six months or so.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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where can i get this hunting licence from?
wally world
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