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Finding roaches in your cupboards or elsewhere in your home is unpleasant. This page contains tips and money saving advice for getting rid of roaches.

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Using Rubbing Alcohol as Roach SprayThis is a page about using rubbing alcohol as roach spray. Try rubbing alcohol for killing roaches rather than a commercial pesticide.

 

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Moving and Leaving The Cockroaches Behind?When leaving a home or apartment that had a cockroach infestation, you will need to be careful not to take them with you to your new residence. This is a page about moving and leaving the cockroaches behind.

 

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Getting Rid of Roaches Without Harming PetsPesticides that kill cockroaches can be harmful to pets as well. Here are some ideas about getting rid of roaches without harming pets.

 

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Making a Homemade Roach TrapThis is a page about homemade roach trap. In climates where cockroaches thrive, it can be a challenge to keep them under control. Making your own traps can save you money.

 

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Roaches In a Very Clean Home?If your home is very clean and you still have cockroaches around, they many have been there before you moved in or are coming from something in the surrounding environment. This page is about how to get rid of roaches in a very clean home.

 

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Getting Rid of Cockroaches in an...Getting rid of roaches in an apartment can be difficult. There are many options from natural products to commercial pesticides. This is a page about getting rid of cockroaches in an apartment.

 

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Using Cornstarch to Kill Roaches?Cornstarch, by itself, cannot kill cockroaches but when mixed with plaster of paris, it is effective. Using cornstarch to kill roaches alone is not effective.

 

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Keeping Roaches Out Of Tub?How do tiny roaches get in your tub? I have a pest control guy come in every month but they are still there.

 

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Getting Rid of CockroachesCockroaches are disgusting pests and can be very tough to get rid of. There are many ways to tackle this pest. This is a page about getting rid of cockroaches.

 

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Cockroaches in a Trailer?Hi, I am renting a modular home in Tempe, AZ for a few months and there is a real cockroach problem. I think this is the first time I have ever seen a cockroach in real life. How do you get rid of these critters without calling a bug services? Or can you? Creepy! Thanks, Diane

 

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Hot Sauce for RoachesI had a professional pest control service come treat my home for roaches. I told him that I had been using hot sauce and water in a spray bottle. He had me use it against his stuff and it worked almost as fast.

 

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How to Prevent Roaches from Traveling Home With You?When visiting other places when traveling, you might get some unwanted hitchhikers in the form of cockroaches or other pests. This is a page about how to prevent roaches from traveling home with you.

 

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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.

 

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Roaches Living in the Base of Artificial Plants?Cockroaches will infest any dark cramped space in your home, even the bottoms of artificial plants. If you have roaches living in the base of artificial plants you will probably need to get rid of the artificial plants.

 

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Orange Spray Furniture Polish as Roach SprayPowerhouse Furniture Polish, the off-brand Orange type that you can buy at the store, kills cockroaches if you drench them with it. A mist of it won't work, they have to be soaked. They go into seizures and die.

 

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Dry Powder Roach ControlIf you have a roach infestation, mix equal parts of boric acid powder and flour, cornmeal or sugar. Put in small lids in the affected areas (keep away from pets and children). Roaches will walk through and eat the mixture when they clean their feelers and legs and then die.

 

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Watch Out For Roaches From Used AppliancesI bought a used refrigerator and it works great. My tip is that since I have had it in my home, I am now seeing those little German roaches in the kitchen only near where the refrigerator is sitting.

 

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Is 2007 a Bad Year For Roaches?Is anyone else having a problem with bugs in the house this summer? We have a pest control service that sprays, but we are having an over abundance of wood roaches and for the first time I've been seeing (horrors of horrors!) cock roaches! I've had the pest control company come back out to spray, but the bugs keep on coming. Does anyone know what I can do about it? We are freaked out, to say the least!

 

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Cockroach Repellents?Can someone advise a safe remedy to repel cockroaches?

 

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Inexpensive Alternative for Controlling Bugs?Does any one have an inexpensive alternative for controlling bugs other than expensive exterminators? Mainly cockroaches, as Texas has an over abundance!

 

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Roach Nests in Small ItemsRemoving roaches from small items. If you find a nest of roaches in a small item place it in a air tight plastic bag...

 

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Getting Rid of Roaches Before a Move?I am allergic to most chemicals. What can I do to ensure I don't move these roaches with me to my new place? I have a TV, microwave, radio, and antiques. I also have pets, etc. I can't bomb, I can't spray, I can't hurt the animals, or leave any residue on anything. Is there a solution to this problem?

 

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Preventing Roaches from Traveling Home With You?I have been visiting a friend for a month (they have cockroaches). I'm leaving in a couple of days and traveling home. I didn't think about "traveling roaches" when I put the first suitcase in car. I'm wondering what to do about the car/suitcase and also my stuff still inside! I read about borax, but what should I do?

 

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Getting Rid of Cockroaches?This morning I found a cockroach in my bed. I've changed the bedding and sprayed around the base boards. What do I do so I know I won't wake up with one again?

 

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Leaving Cockroaches Behind When You Move?How can you tell if your stuff has cockroaches in it before you move out? Do you have to get rid of your things?

 

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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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Getting Rid of Roaches in My Home?What are some home remedies to get rid of roaches in my home?

 

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