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Old 08-10-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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I've lived in Richardson, north west Plano, McKinney, North Dallas, and central Plano in the past 12 years, and I've seen only a few roaches over that time period. I have a service spray my house too, but that's mostly for tiny black ants which i've had in nearly every place.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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I have found if you find rosemary plants, pick some, and steep them in a pot, strain it real good [use a coffee filter] into a spray bottle. Spray the rosemary around windows and doors [and fireplaces] it keeps the Palmetto bugs [the large one] away. Did that back in June and haven't seen a large nor a small bug in the apartment all this time.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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i see the occasional roach walking around uptown but besides that it seems no different then living in the northeast
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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I lived in Carrollton for almost ten years and never saw a cockroach. I did see waterbugs.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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I have lived in Dallas my entire life. There is most definitely a cockroach problem in specific areas of Dallas. If you would like to guarantee a living space in which you will not have a problem, then I would reccomend Mckinney, Frisco, Allen. Plano, or Addison. If you want to avoid areas with a higher infestation rate, then you will want to avoid Richardson, North Dallas, Grapevine, Carrollton, and Garland. Good luck to you!
Oh really, you know for a fact there are no roaches in Allen compared to say Grapevine or any other combo one can dream up. That's amazing and hilarious. For the record, I live in North Dallas (PH) and we have these cute little green lizards that gooble those suckers right up! I have no problem calling bs when I see it and boy do I see it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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I have always had geckos as long as I've lived here. I think they are cute, and I don't bother them. Probably why I don't have cockroaches.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:05 AM
 
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i'm not going to say there is a few, but if you keep your home sprayed you should be okay. but yeah, texas cockroaches can fly and be up to 3 inches long LOL... sleep tight!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: East Dallas
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When it gets dry the water bugs often mistaken for **** roaches come inside. Can't really blame them. If you want to see them go into the kitchen late at night and switch the lights on.
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