Keeping Roaches Out of Moving Boxes

When packing boxes, if I taped the top and bottom flaps down as well as around the top and bottom, do you think that would keep the roaches out of the boxes until I move?

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February 22, 20170 found this helpful

Not necessarily, Roaches eat cardboard, so they can eat thru the boxes. They can also already be inside the contents of the box.

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September 1, 20170 found this helpful

Would you see where they have eaten the box though?

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February 22, 20170 found this helpful

Roaches eat paper and cardboard. They hide in folds of fabric. The best thing you can do is to unpack immediately and spray if you see any roaches

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February 23, 20170 found this helpful

A lot of cardboard is still made with glue and roaches (and some other bugs) love this stuff!

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When I have to pack boxes for temporary or long term storage I always sprinkle either Diatomaceous Earth (food grade only) or 20 Mule Team Borax in the bottom of the box and on top if possible.
It does not matter what you are storing as neither of these products will harm your items or any pets or humans (when used properly. If you are storing clothing then you may want to wash when you remove from storage - but you would do that anyway - right?
Here are links that will tell you about both of these products:

richsoil.com/diatomaceous-earth.jsp

www.diyncrafts.com/.../top-10-most-creative-household-uses...

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