I need a way to rid of roaches. I can't use any sprays because I have my birds to think about and my neighbor's cat. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks from Yellow Tail and Chatter Box and of course Cat.
Linda from Century, FL
By Linda Branch
By Linda (Guest Post) 10/31/2008
I can't remember exact name of product, but it is Max something. There is 12 discs in box, they are black, about 2 to 2 1/2 inches square each. The roaches go into the disc, and take poison back to their nest. I used up one box, putting one disc each in kitchen drawers, in kitchen cabinets, in the four corners of a room. One box was enough for me cause I lived in a small apartment. You may need more than one. Write down somewhere the date you put them out, and replace them about every 3 months. After awhile you won't need to replace them, or won't need to put so many out.
By Jeanine (Guest Post) 10/31/2008
I like in Winter Haven, Fl and we make a 50/50 mix of plaster of paris and corn startch. Came across the recipe in a book called Joey Greens Magic Brands. We are very pleased with the results. Put the mixture in an old soda bottle and sprinkle all areas.
By (Guest Post) 11/03/2008
This sounds terrible, but we once lived in an apartment that had gotten infested with roaches before we moved in and we had to fight them ourselves until the landlord finally treated the complex.
I did it this way in order to save money, but it would also save the pets. I accidentally happened upon this solution. Leave out coffee that has been sweetened with sugar and coffee mate. Be sure that the rest of your home is clean, straight and dry before you go to bed.
When you wake up in the morning, it will creep you out to see how many roaches tried out the mixture overnight. Then just dump the cups out and clean them with soap and boiling water. Do the same thing until they are all gone. Sounds nutty, but it works!
Of course, you will need to hide the cups of coffee from the animals, but most pets don't like coffee, and even if they did, it wouldn't hurt them to drink a little during the night. Well except for them being a little wired from the caffeine!
The best product I've found is Combat Platinum Roach Killing Gel. It's safe around pets because you don't have to put it where the pets can get at it (I have 2 small dogs and a cat). It works fantastic! And where I used to have a bad problem with them, I haven't seen one in my home now in several months.
I buy it at Wal-Mart in the household bug repellent section, where you find the Raid spray. I tried those Max roach traps and they don't do a thing. The roaches just walked around them and never went in. Huge waste of money!
By Pam 07/07/2010
My problem is that my cats come in and out and they stay on bug patrol. If they see a bug, they will kill it. I find it dead and sometimes half gone. So I don't want something that might poison them if they bite into a bug. Any suggestions?
Here are questions related to Pet-Friendly Solution for Roaches.
This is kind of embarrassing, but we have a roach problem. Is there a quick solution to get rid of them? We spray and get them under control, but we are disabled and by the time we get around to moving out the fridge and stove they have got a hold again.
I know that there are people that have these just like we do, but it is still an embarrassing subject. We are not dirty people, we just can't get rid of them. I have been reading about diatomaceous earth, will this get rid of them? We also have 4 small furbabies in the house. Thank you in advance for your time and kindness and your input. Take care. God bless you and your loved ones.
By susan  06/04/2011
We have never had a roach problem until about 6 months ago. It turned out that we had a small leak under the kitchen sink (that we didn't know about). It kept a small area just damp, and the roaches loved the dampness. They unfortunately didn't stay there, but invaded our kitchen. I'd read that once you see roaches, you are have a serious problem of infestation that had to be met head-on. Well, once we found the leak and fixed the problem, the roaches left. We didn't have to do anything else, but allow everything to dry out. We've not seen one since. We didn't have to use anything. Hope your problem is as simple.