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Old 12-04-2006, 03:33 PM
 
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Thank you for your reply. I am paranoid as well. I don't like bugs of any sort, especially in my home. In case I do see one I will get the powder acid stuff as well as exterminate. Thanks again for the advice.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:18 PM
 
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I've found that the closer you live to water, the more likely you are to have Palmetto bugs. We live right beside a creek & we get those huge flying roaches. My family calls them water bugs, but they're also called Palmetto bugs. It doesn't matter how much we clean or spray for bugs, we still get these little boogers. I live about an hour north of Atlanta.

Last year when I was unpacking Xmas decorations I had one of them fly out from a box. It got tangled in my hair and I couldn't get it out. Needless to say I was running around the house screaming & hollering for my boyfriend to come help me.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:43 PM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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I've found that the closer you live to water, the more likely you are to have Palmetto bugs. We live right beside a creek & we get those huge flying roaches. My family calls them water bugs, but they're also called Palmetto bugs. It doesn't matter how much we clean or spray for bugs, we still get these little boogers. I live about an hour north of Atlanta.

Last year when I was unpacking Xmas decorations I had one of them fly out from a box. It got tangled in my hair and I couldn't get it out. Needless to say I was running around the house screaming & hollering for my boyfriend to come help me.
That is a funny story!

I had one fly on to my neck in NY, so I can easily visualize you running around sreaming.

While living in GA, I managed to have water bugs in every apartment. I did not have regular roaches, just water bugs.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:50 PM
 
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Ha ha, I used to date this girl who was a waitress. One time she was taking somebody's order on the patio when one flew down her shirt. I guess it took a couple of minutes for her to get it out. I can't even imagine what thats like, I would probably have a heart attack.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:39 PM
 
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The large Palmetto Bugs (wood Roaches, Flying Menaces, etc) only come in once in a while. I have an exterminator and I find a dead one every now and then. I made the mistake of putting Cypress Mulch in the yard around the house and I have seen them more than usual.

As for small German Cochroaches, as long as you exterminate and maintain a clean home, you should have no problems. MAKE SURE you demand that there be no infestation when you move in. If you move into a place with them, they get in your stuff and will be very difficult to get rid of. If you see any at all, Boric Acid powder gets rid of them ALL. It kills the big ones. too. Just be careful around pets.
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:33 PM
 
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I am wondering about the powder and how or if it wil affect my cat?
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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I am wondering about the powder and how or if it wil affect my cat?
Any kind of powders,diluted chemicals or whatever your method of use is,you always have to take into account of the family pet.Go to your local Homedepot or Lowes and and look at the different products there is available and don't be afraid to ask an employee for his opinion.
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:36 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice I'll do just that.
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:56 AM
 
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Not if you spray and kill them and do it annually.
I never see one.
Some people are nasty and they have roaches.
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Old 12-16-2006, 01:54 PM
 
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Default Keep your house clean

Seriously, born and raised here in GA and in the last twenty years I have never seen a roach in my house. If you don't make a habit of leaving uncovered food or crumbs around you will not be bothered with the pests.
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