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Roach Control Ideas

No need for expensive, smelly, and toxic cockroach killers that leave a residue. Spray cockroaches with any ammonia-based cleaner (e.g. Spray 'n Wipe). Ammonia is deadly to living things. And you clean your bench/floor at the same time! The ammonia smell dissipates quickly. It's best to angle the spray so that it reaches underneath the insect, where their breathing tubes are.

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Like most animals, cockroaches need to eat and drink daily so discourage them with ruthless food hygiene and cover all your drains with strainers, so they can't climb down the p-trap and get to a water source. They'll soon move elsewhere for easier pickings.

By debmw from Sydney, Australia

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July 7, 20100 found this helpful

We have found a way to kill roaches on contact. Pine-Sol and water. Put in a spray bottle, about half-and-half. Smells great, and it cleans good. I have not tried it with the blue or yellow only the original. Hope this helps. Also kills earwigs on contact.

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April 21, 20110 found this helpful

I think the strainer fort he drains is a good idea. I never would have thought of this, that they would climb down the drain or a water source! I have had good luck with baking soda. Also, it kills them after they eat it after about forty eight hours.

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August 6, 20130 found this helpful

Fill a spray bottle with Ajax powder with bleach and water and spray directly on the little sucker and kills instantly 5 to 10 seconds. Then just sweep up with a dust pan and dump in the trash. Works for the big one as well.

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