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Old 05-15-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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Those little turds can survive nuclear explosion but not a foot. I say we make an official squish a cockroach day. I have trouble harming most living things but roaches, ugh, filthy! We can make it a California holiday!
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:14 AM
 
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If you property is fairly close to access to the sewer, like a man-hole cover, roaches, usually the solitary species, will come from there to seek food, but those bugs don't realize that they need to be in moist environments to survive and by the time they make it into your house, they haven't found food and they've been exposed to long and they will die.

Also, the irony of healthy, green lawns is a perfect environment for the large solitary cockroaches. It is damp/moist (regular watering of the lawn) with rich, nutrient soil and it attraction to other insects that the cockroach eats. However, it is just a matter of time before these roaches leave the lawn in search of food and nearby houses they will head for.

Our residence is clean, but we are pretty close to a man-hole access to the sewer, so for a few months of the year, we would get a dead solitary roach in a room where there is NOTHING for them to eat. They never seem to make it to the kitchen and even seem to pass it up. Anyway, a few would also make it to the garbage barrels out back and be on the wall near them. This is typical, normal behavior is is not indicative of an problem infestation. It was never a problem to us, but one day, we had a cricket problem get out of hand (there was a water leak that attracted them that we later fixed) and got a reputable exterminator to kill the crickets problem. As a consequence, we noticed NO big roach visitor or they would be DEAD trying to enter, but always outside, and no spider webs returning after having cleared them from the ceiling. All common little problems with bugs who share all our domiciles. We have since continued regular exterminator treatments and it is nice to be rid of those little annoyances like a cricket making noise.

If you are on regular treatment, you will occasionally see a dead bug OUTSIDE. This means the pesticide is doing its job and has kept the pests OUT. However, in general, after a few treatments and regular follow-up, you should NOT see any bugs inside. However, if you do see ONE, I wouldn't worry about it, but if there is another one, I would contact the exterminator as ours states that should NOT be the case and they will retreat at NO CHARGE provided it is before the next scheduled treatment.

Discuss your experience with your exterminator. Ours will consider our observations, and they will either treat with a different chemical or in some other way treat it to address your observations of bugs IN the house. Sometimes a heavy downpour can wash away some of the pesticide or lots of water flowing along your house where it was treated could wash away too much of the pesticide and now a break in the defense is present. The first treatments will present bugs dead in your house that you never thought were there and dead ones in the house on the first few treatments is normal. However, after the first few treatments, one should NOT be seeing dead bugs in the house but extremely rarely. Discuss with your exterminator.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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Maybe residents in the Valley can use some type of insect exterminator like some heavy spray to keep insects at bay from their homes.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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I recently returned to the valley where I was raised. I have seen a few water bugs and as for the other . . .I wont
hire one period - even if I have to go to court alone ....
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