How do you get rid of cockroachs????

United States
August 31, 2008 10:41pm CST
Ok when my husband and I moved into this place we go a great deal. $200 a month for a total of $4000. Its a trailer but its a 3 bedroom 2 bath and its hudge. When we moved to NC from CA, wow what a drive it was, our car broke resulting in not having enough money to move into a place. S we lived with my dad and my crazy step-mom, now divorced thank g-d, so we took our first chance to get out. We didnt even have to put a depoit down, we had met a girl who couldnt pay the bills and was going to move back in with her mom, anyways thats another story. So we just had this place signed over to us. The problem is we had to help clean it, which was okay, but it was digusting, we steam cleaned it 5 times before actually moving in. I clean every day, I bleach my counters and floors twice a day, and vacume 3 times a day. I am constantlly cleaning this house. We have tried every bomb on the market and nothing works, I dont have a lot of money, so no exterminator. Is there anything someone can suggest??? Natural or not at this point I dont care, like I said I have tried everything. Please give me good suggestions.
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13 responses
• United States
1 Sep 08
Well roaches cant survive without 2 things -- a water source and a food source. Keep your toilets covered and make sure none of your faucets are dripping. Also make sure that you are not leaving any food out in the open for long periods of time. That should help. Its a bit of a long process since I think roaches can live for 2 weeks without any food or water not exactly sure. Another technique is to burn essential oils. Cockroaches hate 2 things black pepper and bayleaf. I would insist on burning a bay leaf essential oil if you can find it or try dabbing some with a cotton ball and leave them in the corners of your house. essential oils can be expensive so if you cant afford them try looking for the dried herb and just leaving some leaves around the house. Bleach does not kill cockroaches. They just need to be sent away not poisoned. Try to keep the out side clean as well. Burn citronella candles, inside and out, to deter small bugs because cockroaches feed off of those to. anyways happy hunting! Hope this helps ya!
• United States
1 Sep 08
Wow thanks!! I am going to try that tomorrow. I didnt know about the ensence oils or Bayleafs. Awesome thanks again.
• United States
2 Sep 08
I know a posting says to use boric acid mixed with powdered sugar... but you can make a more natural mix of baking soda and powder sugar... its less harmful to humans and is a sure kill to cockroaches. Place it on a small plate where you have seen a few cockroaches.
• United States
1 Sep 08
Actually, if this is a place taht you are renting, the landlord you are paying rent to, should be the one to pay for the exterminator. As far as I know thats a law everywhere, but I could be wrong, you may want to check into it.
• United States
1 Sep 08
See I have acually bought the place. I just pay a lot rent now. So I am responsible for everything.
• India
2 Sep 08
i always keep my place clean. that is the most primary thing. also you need to have a vigilant look. check the suspicious places at least once a week. this will keep cockroaches away. and if still, they manage to attack and capture your territory, use BAYGON. it is the brand name and contains propoxur. but be careful. it may be harmful for the eyes. so,while spraying keep your eyes well covered. and also keep it out of reach of small children..
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Cockroaches are more common in trailor homes and at times hard to get rid of... but it can be done, just stick with it... What I do is every night pour bleach down my drains and then I block the drains as well. I also wipe off my counters even if already clean with bleach water or clorox wipes, sometimes pinesole. I also lay out the roach bates that the cockroach actually eats and then brings back to the nest and then it kills off the whole nest - and that is what you want! And you can get these bates/traps at Wal-Mart really cheap. Put them under the fridge, behind the fridge, under stove, in cabnets and even on top of the fridge and on your counter tops put one in each corner. I promise if you do this it will help you 99% if not all. The bates last 12 weeks I think... You can also put some in the bathrooom behind the toilet and so on. Maybe one in each room, but if you have animals or kids keep them out of site. I noticed with us that non of the bombs worked and the sprays did nothing.. I was always cleaning myself, but if there is a nest of them, your best bet is the roach bate, but read the back and make sure its the one that actually kills the nest and so on... So look for the RAID roach bates at Wal-Mart - if you can't find it ask someone there... just make sure to read the back of the package and get the actual one that they take back to the nest... GOod luck!
@Jul14nch0 (1414)
• Argentina
1 Sep 08
Just stamp them whit your foot. WHen i was younger i used to search everything before going to sleep.. now i just dont care. But if u have hunders better do something to kill them or go living somewhere else.. i only see 1 in 2 months if i am unlucky where i live.
• India
1 Sep 08
nothing just change the room
• China
1 Sep 08
you should buy some cockroach killers to kill them !
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
Hello danielle. I really don't know where my Mom got this, but sliced cucumber would surely drive roaches away. Simply slice a cucumber, place it in a container and place it in corners of your house. It really works.
@ml4box (336)
• China
1 Sep 08
we have a group of professional workers to deal with it at every community. and it's important to prevent it to come back.
• United States
1 Sep 08
A lot of Raid, cleaning the house until it is extremely clean, and/or hiring an exterminator. Those are the only things I can think of. My place never really gets cockroaches, not since we had my whole place sprayed for all kinds of bugs.
• United States
1 Sep 08
They are coming from somewhere. You need to figure out where. Make sure the place is sealed. Chaulk/sealent stuff is only like a dollar a bottle. Go around the windows, where the floor meets the wall. Feel around to see if you can feel outside air coming in. Once that is done, you can try a bug bomb.
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
1 Sep 08
Well... if there's a no exterminator, try to do what the exterminator does. They tried to find out where is the home colony of it, from there, if you get rid of the colony you would be able to kill them all. They usually used smoke to kill them and also kill the eggs in the same time. Have youtried the roof and the pipes? over the plafonds or maybe in a hole on your walls... kill it with insecticides which able to kill the eggs as well, so you don't have to work twice. good luck in the hunting :) have a nice day
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
1 Sep 08
I can't even begin to tell you how to get rid of them. We live in the country of NC and we don't see too many of them. Um, I found a site, although I didn't really do nothing but skim through it, I'd gander you can look through it yourself to see if it's useful. I hope so. Anyway, here ya go http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-roaches.htm