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    Baby cockroaches in my house... yuck!

    For the past entire week I keep seeing baby cockroaches in my house. They are very small and I've killed about 10 of them already. I think some damned cockroach layed eggs in my house and I'm really freaking out.

    My house is bare empty and super duper clean, I don't understand what they are doing here! Disgusting.

    I want to move back to califnornia. California isn't nearly as humid as florida is it? Maybe california has less roaches. I lived there for 3 years when I was little so I don't really remember. I'm thinking of moving back someday... I'm sick of this sticky humid floridian swampland.

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    I've noticed spiders everywhere -- big ones, small ones, paper thin ones. Inside and outside the house, sometimes even in my car! Nasty. This evening, I was walking down to my basement when I saw this multi-legged creature (I'm not quite remembering what they call 'em). Yuck.


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    Spiders are cool. I don't mind them in the house at all. They take care of the other bugs. But roaches...hate 'em.

    Frosty, try combat roach gel (I think it's combat). It's this gel in a syringe type tube that you put around the house. Within a few days, all dead roaches.

    It's the only thing that works for me and I'm a Florida native.
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    I heard roaches are a big problem in florida if you do not spray on a regular schedule, my aunt pulled up her W/W carpet a few months ago and was infested and she is a neurotic cleaner.

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    Baby cockroaches inside the house is ok, I have baby cockroaches inside my cup. I teach u a way to get rid of them, after I stop washing my cup for about 9 months, no cockroach dare go in, very effective insect repellant.

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    I have been getting them everyonce in awhile. Found out the houses around me were doing some bug sprays, hence them running for cover over to my house Got the bug man out, barely see them around anymore.

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    Put sections of duct tape (duck tape) in your cabinets and other places with the sticky side up. By accident, I discovered this works. I had thrown some stuff under the sink, one board had a piece of tape sticking out on it. Couple of weeks later when I looked under the sink, there were tons of baby roaches stuck to it. They were still alive, just looking up at me with those big pleading eyeballs on antennaes, so I sprayed them with permithrin

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    hhaha, nice work!

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    Originally posted by Webdude
    Put sections of duct tape (duck tape) in your cabinets and other places with the sticky side up. By accident, I discovered this works. I had thrown some stuff under the sink, one board had a piece of tape sticking out on it. Couple of weeks later when I looked under the sink, there were tons of baby roaches stuck to it. They were still alive, just looking up at me with those big pleading eyeballs on antennaes, so I sprayed them with permithrin
    best way if duck tape works, then buy a whole bunch of those sticky pads they use to trap mice in. My friend has some in his dad's 'wharehouse' and I accidentally stepped on one, took a little time to get off.
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    They get in the house from the perimeter, so treat the perimeter with pesticide once a month.

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    Those little black roach traps work pretty well

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    Re: Baby cockroaches in my house... yuck!

    Originally posted by Frosty
    For the past entire week I keep seeing baby cockroaches in my house. They are very small and I've killed about 10 of them already. I think some damned cockroach layed eggs in my house and I'm really freaking out.
    What you're seeing is only a fraction of what you actually have.

    If you want to get rid of them for good, drop me a PM and I'll tell you what you need to do.

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    Heh, yeah the little buggers get annoying. But I have noticed there are never any middle size roaches, so the babies must die or head outdoors before they grow up. It is building up to the wet season here now, so I guess I'll be seeing more soon.
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    Chinese eat cockroaches also, if in China , will know why you cant find medium size ones. I heard when roasted , the paste inside the cockroach body taste heavenly. Anyone want to try?

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    Originally posted by Webdude
    They were still alive, just looking up at me with those big pleading eyeballs on antennaes, so I sprayed them with permithrin
    don't you feel guilty at all? hehe good work!
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    Yeah i hate those damned things as well, esp the big ones that fly. Usually i just get someone else to finish it off or waste alot of sheltox on it
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    Thanks I will try the roach gel and roach traps. I don't want to spray pesticides inside the house but I did already treat the perimeter of the house last week and the whole yard.

    I want to move back to california. I lived in Agoura Hills back then near LA. I remember it was really pretty (lots of mountains) there but lots of people and smog. But still prefer it over florida anyday.

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    Re: Baby cockroaches in my house... yuck!

    Originally posted by Frosty
    For the past entire week I keep seeing baby cockroaches in my house. They are very small and I've killed about 10 of them already. I think some damned cockroach layed eggs in my house and I'm really freaking out.

    My house is bare empty and super duper clean, I don't understand what they are doing here! Disgusting.

    I want to move back to califnornia. California isn't nearly as humid as florida is it? Maybe california has less roaches. I lived there for 3 years when I was little so I don't really remember. I'm thinking of moving back someday... I'm sick of this sticky humid floridian swampland.
    You're leaving Florida just becouse your home has lots of roaches ? woa...
    Go to any store near your home and buy some spray which kill roaches.
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    No... not because of roaches. I'm so sick of the muggy and sticky humidity in florida. It's a bloody swampland.

    I prefer the climate of california, it's not nearly as humid and a couple degrees cooler and I miss the mountains

    Someday I'll try and move to CA.

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    Originally posted by Frosty
    No... not because of roaches. I'm so sick of the muggy and sticky humidity in florida. It's a bloody swampland.

    I prefer the climate of california, it's not nearly as humid and a couple degrees cooler and I miss the mountains

    Someday I'll try and move to CA.
    Ah I see.

    Good luck with the roaches

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    Originally posted by Frosty
    No... not because of roaches. I'm so sick of the muggy and sticky humidity in florida. It's a bloody swampland.

    I prefer the climate of california, it's not nearly as humid and a couple degrees cooler and I miss the mountains

    Someday I'll try and move to CA.
    I'm in Miami, FL. The weather is great.. I love the rain.. sometimes it gets a little too hot, but it's manageable.

    As far as teh roaches, we don't have that many out there. I'm about 10 minutes from the everglades.

    Now.. in GA... yea we had FLYINF Roaches in GA.. man gives me the shivers!

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    Cockroaches normally lives in the place where there is WOOD!
    we have sofas in every room and we have lot's of Roaches under the sofas
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    Originally posted by excelblue
    She meant CA. Yeah, GA is also hot and humid. Even though CA is much less humid than FL, I really wonder how people can stand it anyways. I can't stand anything over 15% humidity.
    Ok? I was talking about GA. I lived in GA.

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    Get sprays where the primary ingredient in permithrin. It is made from crushed daisies. Harmless to mammals, but deadly to all insects. Spray right before going to bed as I have found it's most effective when still wet. Once it's dry, it doesnt affect roaches much. When I spray, I get up about 3AM, leave the lights off, and go thru the house spraying. I do that about once every 6 months, and it's pretty darned effective.

    Dont use two different kinds of raoch sprays, they will counter each other out. Those of you who keep trying different kinds, but keep seeing more and more roaches, that's why....you are countering out your chemicals effectiveness.

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    So california (los angeles area) is much much less humid than florida right? I lived there for 3 years when I was about 12 yrs old so I don't really remember.

    I know the average dew point in FL is usually at around 75 which is extremely humid. After being outside for an hour my hair frizzies and goes completely limp and glues itself to my head because of the humidity.

    I think california's dew point is normally around 55 or 60, not sure? I can't take the humidity.

    EDIT: Oh yeah I use that botanical spray which is made of the plants extracts and supposedly less toxic to kill roaches.

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    I am moving to Florida next year into a townhouse we bought a while back, and I have to admit if I see even one roach it will probably be back to Boston for me and the wife.. you guys make is sound like such a common this it kind of scares me..

    Roaches have always grossed me out and when my wife was younger she stay with her grandmother (in florida) and she pured cereal one day and there were roaches in it, then they went to make some of that cheapo Jiffy muffin mix and a few roaches had gotten in there so as you can imagine she is just as grossed out by them.

    It is different up here in the north and we looks at roaches as something found only in crack houses and very very filthy living conditions where as down there is it just the optimal living enviorment for them.

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    Originally posted by OKIHost
    I am moving to Florida next year into a townhouse we bought a while back, and I have to admit if I see even one roach it will probably be back to Boston for me and the wife.. you guys make is sound like such a common this it kind of scares me..

    Roaches have always grossed me out and when my wife was younger she stay with her grandmother (in florida) and she pured cereal one day and there were roaches in it, then they went to make some of that cheapo Jiffy muffin mix and a few roaches had gotten in there so as you can imagine she is just as grossed out by them.

    It is different up here in the north and we looks at roaches as something found only in crack houses and very very filthy living conditions where as down there is it just the optimal living enviorment for them.
    Roaches are common everywhere. As long as you keep your home clean, and have your semi-annual/annual sprays you'll be fine. Here in Miami, FL I don't see roaches ever.... except outside at school or something where it's not as well kept or older buildings.

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    Chickens! I've dealt with these before and its time to call the exterminators. This is the best way as it protects against them. I hate roaches... especially the water roaches that fly. When it rains they come out from under the house and I had 3 of them fly at me and one hit me in the face, so I thought its shoe squashing time and solved the problem. I hate when they crawl on me because it makes me freak out.
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    Just move somewhere up north, in a landlocked place (eg. Edmonton). I live in Denver, CO, which solves both the humidity and heat problems. However, 100% humidity and 99% humidity does happen in the winter once in a while, when everything gets snowed in. At other times, it's lower than 20%. You should just make deal with one of those things that draws out humidity from the air. California's humidity is good for most people. I go there often (always change planes there, have many relatives there), and it is without a question way better than Florida. The only exception is, they do construction work in the middle of the day, and you never find straight roads anywhere in California. While at Florida, do bad pranks with the humidity. Turn a humidifier to 100% and send it outwards, install one of those illegal swamp coolers.

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    It's not the humidty inside my house that bothers me of course. That's no problem at all... it's the humidty and heat outside and there's nothing you can do about that.

    But I really prefer califonia and will someday move back when I can

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