Post # 1
We spotted our first cockroach last night, in the basement. We’ve never had one here before (as far as we know anyways… maybe they’ve just always been out of sight). My dad’s been in this house for 13 years now and never seen one. I should point out that FI and my bedroom is in the basement, just two feet from where we saw the little bugger.
Any good ways to nip this in the bud before it gets out of hand?
HELP! THEY’RE SO GROSS!!!
Post # 3
oh no, i honestly dont know, but im sure other bees can help.
Post # 4
Lots and lots and lots.
Sprinkle it around your baseboards in a solid line to keep them from skittering our of the walls. (They can’t eat or pass over it because, as I understand it, Borax literally sucks the moisture right out of their wee disgusting exoskeletons.)
Raid bug bombs also work well, but are best for low traffic areas and can be tricky if you have pets.
Post # 5
EWWWW!!! I would outline the room in Raid to start with. I’m not sure if they have stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s in Canada but go there and get some indoor/outdoor bug spray that says it lasts for like 3 months. I mean, 1 or 2 on the ground level is going to happen but that should kill them on their way in! Also check the weather stripping on the exterior doors and stuff and make sure they’re sealing completely.
Post # 6
Ugh, I dealt with this in my old apartment. Our bedroom was also in the basement and come spring/summer, we found at least 1 cockroach a week down there. Honestly, you need to call an exterminator and have them spray at least once a month. Also, spread Borax or anti roach powder like tea and toast mentioned. DH and I also used to keep a light on at night, they are less likely to come out if the room is lit.
I know you can eventually get rid of them with regular treatments, but my old management company was so bad, I had to report them to the city in order to get the exterminator out just once. So I never won the battle and that is actually the reason why we finally gave up such an awesome apartment, just because of the cockroaches.