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Old 07-14-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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Seal up the holes that enable them to get in and put down boric acid. Stop screaming like little girls.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:32 PM
 
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Might help if you guys tried something other than bug spray. If it's what I think it is, you're going after a close cousin to the shrimp, not an insect. They also can tolerate a lot of poisons used in homes and in fact will snort some of them.

https://www.thoughtco.com/fascinatin...llbugs-4165294
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:33 PM
 
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Seal up the holes that enable them to get in and put down boric acid. Stop screaming like little girls.
Sounds like a plan. Better than a panic.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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Seal up the holes that enable them to get in and put down boric acid. Stop screaming like little girls.
Dude no need to be sexist. Could've said stop screaming like children.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:43 PM
 
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Seal up the holes that enable them to get in and put down boric acid. Stop screaming like little girls.
So what, you're all of a sudden Rambo or something?
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:47 PM
 
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Might help if you guys tried something other than bug spray. If it's what I think it is, you're going after a close cousin to the shrimp, not an insect. They also can tolerate a lot of poisons used in homes and in fact will snort some of them.

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Roaches overall like many other insect pests have grown immune to insecticides. Both over use and because thanks to government and health regulations what is sold over counter today is weakened down. You need an EPA license (exterminator or whatever) to get at the professional kill dead in one shot stuff.


That being said when dosed even with bug spray you can get from Rite Aid or wherever, these huge roaches often do die, eventually. Have found carcasses in hallways and elsewhere of bugs that were "gassed" to death.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:56 PM
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Sounds like a plan. Better than a panic.
Except you just said they have a high tolerance level to poison. If that's true, boric acid wouldn't really do the trick.
Btw, they do eventually die if you dowse them with roach spray. You just have to use a lot.
And have to get really close to them. I can think of a million things I'd rather do than get up and personal with a water bug.
And forget it if they start flying on me.
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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Except you just said they have a high tolerance level to poison. If that's true, boric acid wouldn't really do the trick.
Btw, they do eventually die if you dowse them with roach spray. You just have to use a lot.
And have to get really close to them. I can think of a million things I'd rather do than get up and personal with a water bug.
And forget it if they start flying on me.


Boric acid is has been pretty effective "poison" against small insects like roaches.


The substance has been around for millions of nears (in nature) and toxic to certain bugs for most of that time . Even better unlike man made poisons roaches have not shown any ability to build immunity against boric acid.


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https://www.depestify.com/boric-acid-for-roaches/
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:53 PM
 
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+1 for Boric Acid.
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:58 PM
 
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They're seasonal? That's news to me.

Doesn't your building spray regularly? It's crazy to try and zap individual bugs. And many pesticides don't even kill bugs directly.
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