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Red Cedar Balls for Repelling Roaches

I am planning to move to Florida. In packing large boxes, is using Cedar Essence red cedar balls a great way to keep out cockroaches? Amazon sells quarter size cedar balls. If these keep out roaches as I pack, how many quarter-size balls should I use to keep out roaches to keep in storage until I find a home. I hate roaches and want to keep them out of my housewares and clothing. Or do you have a better solution while I start packing. Help!


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March 20, 20181 found this helpful
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This is an excellent idea, but you will need quite a bit of them to keep the roaches out of your boxes. You should use around 20 or so in each box to make sure the odor is strong enough to keep the roaches out of your boxes.

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March 21, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you for taking the time to respond. Have a great day!

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March 22, 20180 found this helpful

So would having Home Depot perhaps cut 1 inch by 1 inch out of Red Cedar be a better idea. These quarter size balls come in a bag of 100. With 20 in a box, that's a lot of bags to purchase. I am trying to think about the best way I start to pack boxes...and of course, you wrap things in paper. Oh dear! Thank you.

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March 20, 20180 found this helpful

They dont like the scent. Make sure you have enough to have a strong scent

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