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Nickinha Mon 06-Oct-08 12:54:07

Hi there, my dd and I have just moved into a new place and its full of roaches - dd has terrible asthma so if anyone can suggest a more Natural rememdy to get rid of the critters it would be so appreciated. Thank you

Nickinha Mon 06-Oct-08 13:03:59


Nickinha Mon 06-Oct-08 13:04:00


MaryAnnSingleton Mon 06-Oct-08 13:06:33

my cousins used this in the USA -
roach motel -they check in,but they don't check out

Nickinha Mon 06-Oct-08 13:12:58

brilliant - thanx for the response

ModeratelyMitey Mon 06-Oct-08 13:15:24

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Nickinha Mon 06-Oct-08 13:17:04

shock thats what I have been doing! Oh my

orangina Mon 06-Oct-08 13:18:03

We had a terrible roach problem in a rented flat I lived in years ago. The pest blokes came in, did a spray at wall/floor junctions (can't remember a smell at all), and put down strategically placed roach motels around, and it did the trick. Can't remember a small with the spray, but assume it was noxious enough stuff... I think they used the motels to assess the rate of decline, if you see what I mean.... they only had to spray once. And the roach problem was BAD by the time they were called in....

(skin crawls at memory)

orangina Mon 06-Oct-08 13:18:54

Yes, don't do the stamp thing if you can help it. Am sure I did though, I couldn't just let them saunter around the place as if it were their own...

EachPeachPearMum Mon 06-Oct-08 13:25:09

Do not leave ANY foodstuff out, or open, even in your cupboards- everything needs to be in a sealed jar/container or fridge. Even cereal, bread, whatever.
You need to keep clean clean clean- they can live on anything- even hair and one drop of water!
Don't think there's anything natural that could destroy them- they could survive a nuclear blast- really!
Just try and keep your DD away from the spraying areas, and ventilate really well- the stuff is nasty, even for non-asthma sufferers.
Try and ensure cracks under skirting etc are stopped up.
Keep a can of the spray stuff handy, so any critters you do see can be blasted on sight.
Good Luck- it's hard, but you can get rid of them.
It's more difficult in communal buildings though, if other tenants aren't as regimented.

Nickinha Mon 06-Oct-08 13:28:04

thats my greatest problem - they neighbours dont seem to mind... thanx for all your tips

goingfor3 Mon 06-Oct-08 13:28:09

Call the council pest control. We had them in a flat years ago and tried all the shop bought remidies without any luck. The council do charge but it was worth every penny!

orangina Mon 06-Oct-08 13:35:57

We had problems with our neighbours (they were the source of the infestation actually), but the roach motels just outside our door (nice welcome for your guests!), plus (I'm afraid) regular spraying of your threshold (and the neighbours if they aren't looking) will help, and you will get rid of them.....

Nickinha Mon 06-Oct-08 14:00:32

That sounds like a good idea, my dd (5) made a comment the other day that I should not open the front door cause thats where they come in - guess she must have noticed (being closer to the ground and that)

tryingtoleave Tue 07-Oct-08 14:20:41

I don't think you can ever get rid of them completely once you have them, but salt is meant to kill them. I've got an australian housekeeping book that suggests sprinkling salt around all the skirting boards in the kitchen every night. The author also said that when she moved into a really infested house she took the doors of the kitchen cupboards so they had nowhere dark to hide.

southeastastra Tue 07-Oct-08 14:25:25

you need this

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