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Old 07-10-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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If you don't have pets around, make a combination of baking powder and boric acid crystals, put it along the edge of the doorway from the garage, or, if there's a little step up to the door, along the edge of the step. You can sometimes buy that mixture already made, I've even seen it at Walgreens.
I used to live in Washington, DC, roach capital of America (insert political joke here). Observer's tip is one I learned there and it worked. My landlord had my apartment (no pets allowed) sprayed monthly and still we had BIG roaches; the boric acid (you can even use BA powder straight) worked better than the professional spray. Also, that's where I learned to put all my pantry items in plastic containers. My kitchen looks like a Rubbermaid advertisement. Diligence is the word.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Orange County
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I found them coming out at night in the dirt area of our backyard. Also some in the garage under the cardboard. Some looked like german cockroaches and the others were undescribable. I have had BugBully spraying outside once a month and now I haven't seen that many.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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If you don't have pets around, make a combination of baking powder and boric acid crystals, put it along the edge of the doorway from the garage, or, if there's a little step up to the door, along the edge of the step. You can sometimes buy that mixture already made, I've even seen it at Walgreen's.
Don't they carry the boric acid back to the hive which kills more bugs?

If you have grass try this sometime. Go out at night with a flashlight and spray bug poison on the lawn. Don't be surprised if it looks like waves of thousands of roaches coming to take you away. Gross.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Orange County
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I have this stuff I bought at Lowes, for the bugs.
It doesn't kill them, but fills them full of self doubt that they are in the right house.

Jonathan

That must be why they all came to my house
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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Those are oriental roaches, outside roaches, or water bugs some people call them because they do not like the name roach. The are very normal all over Vegas this time of the year, especially with this heat.
Also known as giant roaches. That is what I refer to them as. There is still one or more loose in my house somewhere, since i seriously doubt they left when I told them to get the hell out.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:19 AM
 
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Don't they carry the boric acid back to the hive which kills more bugs?
Precisely, that's part of how that works.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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Water bugs or not these milder versions multiply and infest your home in the blink of an eye,and if you sleep with the lights off go ahead and flick them on fast and see what's there sometime ,or a flashlight even aimed inside/beneath kitchen/bathroom fixtures ...but then again you probably are ok ,just a few in the garage ..no worries?
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