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Old 08-08-2010, 05:04 AM
 
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What are these roaches attracted to? Is it possible my neighboring suite has attracted this roach to mine?

They are big! Lol!

Has anyone had experience with one crawling on you?

I am very immaculate, cautious and at an extended stay hotel where this 2 inch American Roach waltz'd into my suite.

Thank you in advance for your sharing any experiences.

Sincerely,

The New Lady from Ohio

 
Old 08-08-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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Yea, we have some big roaches here. Not a lot to do because they are coming in from outside so you will get one coming in once in a while, a shoe is helpful. lol
 
Old 08-08-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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What are these roaches attracted to? Is it possible my neighboring suite has attracted this roach to mine?

They are big! Lol!

Has anyone had experience with one crawling on you?

I am very immaculate, cautious and at an extended stay hotel where this 2 inch American Roach waltz'd into my suite.

Thank you in advance for your sharing any experiences.

Sincerely,

The New Lady from Ohio
They supposedly come up through the sewer system. They are seasonal - summer. I have scorpions at my house and they keep down the roaches.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: North Phoenix
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Man did I ever hate those things!
When we used to live by metro mall the house I rented got those water sewer roaches quite often. Sometimes one of us would get up in the nighttime and one would be hovering on a wall over our heads! Gross!!
It took a can of Raid ((or aqua net hairspray lol-cheaper and just as deadly) and a broom to beat them with, b/c they are hard to kill and run fast.
I finally bought some pesticide and spayed the perimeter of the house and they would die if they crossed over it thank goodness.
But that wasn't the first time we had them, Ive had them in apartments in Tucson as well.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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They supposedly come up through the sewer system. They are seasonal - summer. I have scorpions at my house and they keep down the roaches.
Sewer roaches are real - check out the link below. They generally don't "colonize" your house like other species of roaches do, but they do come inside through whatever means available. Having them around doesn't mean you're a bad housekeeper, it just means they found a way in. The best bet is regular treatments with pyrethrin-based insecticides, applied to the foundation of your home and near doors and windows. ( Pyrethrin-based insecticides only last 90 days when exposed to sunlight, hence the need for regular treatments)

In the hot weather, sewer gasses become elevated and even more poisonous, and it forces the roaches up drains or out of the manhole covers, and they look for new places to hang out. I've never seen them come out of my drains, but they seem to swim pretty well when they get flushed!

Sewer Roaches (http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Water/services/Sewer_Roaches.asp - broken link)

I couldn't find a city-of-phoenix page on them, but phoenix also uses the insecticide paint on manhole covers, you can see which covers are treated by the yellow dot in the center of the manhole cover - that's the insecticide paint.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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I notice them in the summer only. I have to pull my drains up in the bathrooms and tub, but not much more than that. You can't ever get away from bugs, can you? When we lived on a lake, we found grasshoppers inside during hot months. I'd just push them in a tupperware container and put them oudoors. I'm not into killing anything, but I'm weird like that, I guess.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: North Phoenix
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I do not enjoy killing things either, but cockroaches hold a special kind of nastiness and creepiness so that killing them is necessary!
Crickets, grasshoppers,ladybugs, etc, even some spiders I will put outside if possible.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I find the sound of a cricket at night relaxing. Other bugs need not apply. Funny though I can't seem to find others that like to have a cricket in the home.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: East valley
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LOL !! they are ALL upside down with their feet in the air in my garage. I use Demand CS (buy it on line) and spray around the perimeter of the house and in the garage. Kills em dead. Never had any in the house.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 11:17 PM
 
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I find the sound of a cricket at night relaxing. Other bugs need not apply. Funny though I can't seem to find others that like to have a cricket in the home.
The cricket sound would reverberate so loud in our bedroom that when my son came in to try and sneak in our bed he left crying because the noise actually hurt his ears. I felt bad for the little guy, but enjoyed an empty bed lol To me they sound like the ringing in my ears when it's dead quiet.

I went out walking our puppy one evening and came across a bunch of sewer roaches and crickets on the sidewalk. Hate it! Makes me wonder if the HOA has the landscaping sprayed or not... hmmm... Had one run across our living room floor a month ago and I went out and resprayed everything. Found a couple dead outside since then, but nothing inside thankfully!
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