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Old 12-24-2017, 11:12 AM
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What is the best way to get rid of these critters, one suggestion was boric acid but is it safe in the kitchen.
Here's your Boric Acid, $2.97 at Walmart. It tells you to put it behind the stove and refrigerator, which is what I did. Don't see those bugs anymore. In garage behind the washer and dryer is good also.

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Old 12-24-2017, 01:52 PM
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Have been here for six years and never have I seen one. German cockroaches (fast as lighting and small) yes, a few. I spray my foundation with the stuff you buy at ACE or Lowes once every few months and have never seen a bug. Mice in the garage is more of an issue.
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Old 12-24-2017, 02:47 PM
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Bates Exterminating has been treating our homes for nearly 10 years. We were seasonal for 4 1/2 years in a Duval patio villa and would come back to our home after nine months away and would find no bugs at all. We were seasonal in our current home in Mallory for three years and would come back after nine months away. There would be one or two dead roaches my sister would find every once in a while when she came to check out the house every week while we were away. Now that we are full time in our current Mallory home, I have not seen one roach or any bug for that matter in the year and a half we are here. I honestly would not go without professional exterminating living in Florida.
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Old 12-24-2017, 02:59 PM
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Something very easy to apply and very effective is Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer...you can buy it ($10-15) at WalMart, HOme Depot, Lowes, Rural King...anyplace and it comes pre-mixed and with a spray wand. We spray twice a year all the corners and side floor moulding areas in all the rooms to include the kitchen, bathrooms, and lanai areas..and this stuff works great.

Is is also effective for outside areas such as door entry ways, garages, windows or just around the outside of the perimeter of the house. OUtside you may need to treat the areas every 3 months due to the rain and other elements effecting the sprayed areas.

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Old 12-25-2017, 03:38 AM
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What is the best way to get rid of these critters, one suggestion was boric acid but is it safe in the kitchen.
I don't know why, but most Villagers seem to think if you see a bug you must have a service contract with a pest control company.

Nothing could be farther from the truth!

Boric acid works as do the roach traps you can buy pretty cheaply at Walmart. You have ants? Same thing. The traps work as does a product called Terro. If you have pets, just be careful where you place these items.

Please think twice about doing more damage to the environment with all the poisons these companies use. Most of the things these companies use remain indefinitely in your home and the grounds around your home. These poisons don't dissipate and just keep building up.

When you have a "real" problem, treat the problem at the time, but please don't keep treating a bug here or there as an ongoing issue, because the fact is, it isn't!
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Old 12-25-2017, 04:22 AM
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"Please think twice about doing more damage to the environment with all the poisons these companies use. Most of the things these companies use remain indefinitely in your home and the grounds around your home. These poisons don't dissipate and just keep building up."

Nothing could be farther from the truth!

Most insecticides are nicotine based. It would be like a human smoking an entire carton of Marlboro Reds in under one minute. If you are a non-smoker, try smoking one Marlboro Red cigarette in under 2 minutes...You will know what a bug feels like just before it dies
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Old 12-25-2017, 05:54 AM
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Most of the things these companies use remain indefinitely in your home and the grounds around your home.
The insecticides pest companies use today breakdown after a few months.

They are no longer allowed to use things like chlordane which is just about permanent. That's why that have to be re-applied a few times a year.
Using Ongoing Insecticides is Totally Unnecessary!
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Old 12-25-2017, 02:54 PM
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Thumbs down Using Ongoing Insecticides is Totally Unnecessary!

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The insecticides pest companies use today breakdown after a few months.

They are no longer allowed to use things like chlordane which is just about permanent. That's why that have to be re-applied a few times a year.
Most of the insecticides used today do not break down and they are poisoning the soil and getting into the ground water in many places.
It sounds like you have been listening to the bill of goods these pest company salespeople rant on about, who have probably had about one week's training and have no real idea what they are really talking about.
They know little about the chemicals they are pushing.

Chlordane was banned in the latter 80s; nothing new about that.
It isn't "just about permanent;" it is permanent!
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Old 12-25-2017, 03:16 PM
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"Please think twice about doing more damage to the environment with all the poisons these companies use. Most of the things these companies use remain indefinitely in your home and the grounds around your home. These poisons don't dissipate and just keep building up."

Nothing could be farther from the truth!

Most insecticides are nicotine based. It would be like a human smoking an entire carton of Marlboro Reds in under one minute. If you are a non-smoker, try smoking one Marlboro Red cigarette in under 2 minutes...You will know what a bug feels like just before it dies
Most insecticides are not nicotine based; some are. However, the nicotine you mention comes from tobacco and you don't know what other compounds are in the tobacco.

Nicotine is highly toxic to mammals and humans are mammals.

I'm no scientist, but the majority of homeowners do not care what chemicals they use or how they use them or how often they use them. They see one bug a month and think they need a pest control contract.
Even worse than that are those who use pesticides as a preventive!
Absolute insanity!!!

And your point regarding a pack of Marlboro Reds? I don't know anyone who thinks about what a bug feels like when it dies.
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Old 12-25-2017, 10:53 PM
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Real creepy creatures. Fortunately they tend to be solitary (unlike the cockroaches we knew up north).
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