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miketee
14-10-2008, 12:41 AM
Is it just me, or is this the season where the critters come out and play?

Two weeks ago I walked into the kitchen at night and bumped into 2 of them... sprayed them like crazy... then some hours later, another one appeared... followed by another in the bedroom above. Killed FOUR of them in one night!

Then just now I walked into the bathroom... and there were 2 on the ceiling. Sprayed like crazy, then walked up to the room and as I'd almost expected... another flew into the room!

What's happening lar... are they breeding like crazy in the drains outside? I stay in USJ17 and we keep the house -very- clean, no garbage dump, no leftovers, no nothing. Just wondering if anyone else are having the same problems, and what did you guys do about it?

bslee
14-10-2008, 12:47 AM
Employ a pest control company to spray insecticide inside and around the house bi monthly. THEY are licensed to obtain and apply the chemical which is far more effective than your Baygon or whatever. It works and a great preventive measure. I can't think of any better solution. Don't waste your money on spray cans, the problem doesn't end as much as you expect it to.
Those roaches can wreak havoc in your cupboard, wardrobe, and kitchen cabinets and cause health problems. Don't be penny wise pound foolish. ;)

Phres
14-10-2008, 10:45 AM
somehow i am not so comfortable with spraying chemical in my hse i am worried about health effects on my kids and also old ppl...

jayded
14-10-2008, 11:06 AM
i can take anything but a cockroach!!

I will even finish half a can of spray trying to kill one...i hate them..especially those flying ones.

reminded me of a time many years back when i was small. my dad parked his car under a cocunut tree in ss 17 subang. when we got into the car,there were so many cockroaches inside...yucks....imagine flying ones sumo.

That experience haunts me until today!

Blue Jasmine
14-10-2008, 11:09 AM
not only roaches causing problems...the lizards too. cause they always ****ting all over. in the night i clean the floor and the walls...in the morning fresh lizards droppings here and there. is not easy to catch those lizards...anyone got a good idea. for roaches one can use pandan leaves as they hate the smell...how about lizards? anyone?

bslee
14-10-2008, 11:16 AM
I'm sorry but I'm sometimes amazed at your opinion and views when it more about paying a fee for pest control company services as a preventive measure. Only God knows how much I've personally tried and wasted money containing the roach problem in past homes, but since resorting to pest control company from Day 1 in my current home, I've never had a problem with roaches. These roaches spring up from the septic tank through your outlets and from drains. The chemical is carefully sprayed at all sides of the wall and it dries up in a couple of hours at most. No danger to kids or occupants. Just ensure when spraying, its not to be prior to rain or all is lost.
I can bet with you that if your home is full of roaches, the day its sprayed, the next morning you'd find dead roaches after they crawl out.
The ball is in your court..its your home...up to you all lah!

fRaNkY
14-10-2008, 11:26 AM
Raining time.... they come out for swimming :D

Rats also.... try not to go Jln Petaling when raining... they are as big as your shoes!

xaviers
14-10-2008, 11:30 AM
You guys should take a walk at night at the lorong behind your houses... you'll be surprised.

The last time I did night watch I saw a whole colony of cockroaches ..because when some people watch their dinner left overs (grains of rice etc.). It could be flushed away thus stays in the drains...and it provides foooood.

coleslaw
14-10-2008, 11:31 AM
just go get the cockroach baits..place them all over yr house.
it takes a while but they do work.

bslee
14-10-2008, 11:50 AM
The cockroach have survived millions of years and one of the most hardy insects the world have known. You murder them with chemical spray. I'll say NOTHING you can do for long term measure on your own..trust me on this. Every hotel and well managed building will employ pest control company to do the job. They could have easily armed their cleaners and offices with some spray can..but that'll be really stupid.

irisbaggins
14-10-2008, 01:18 PM
the last time my house was invaded by roaches was when dbkl came to fix new drains. It was like in a scarry movie.

stefanie
14-10-2008, 01:31 PM
i m scare of it actually!!! its dirty n d smell... yuks.

when i use 2 stay on my own, i usually put powder on the floor. when i mop d floor put some powder in d buckt water n mop d floor with powder. after sometime they actually stop coming.

fyi, i use j&j baby powder... house smell lovely evrytime after i mop :D

dun no if it works for ur hse :confused:

irisbaggins
14-10-2008, 01:48 PM
You mean talcum powder that you use on your body ah? How does that work? You mean to say roaches hate the smell?

chsum
14-10-2008, 01:54 PM
err..mike, deprive the croaches of food, they will keep away from ur hse. DO NOT throw or wash left over food into the drain, that is the main source of food for them.
can't do much with those flying into ur hse.

my roaches sense

bslee
14-10-2008, 01:57 PM
my roaches sense

If you live in terrace home, do you really expect your neighbor to do likewise?. Those roaches live just about anywhere, food or no food. I've already said, they're hardy insects. They'll just be a pest..thats why they ARE A PEST.

stefanie
14-10-2008, 02:06 PM
yes, talcum powder. i started using cos my mom teach me. she told me its because when they jalan on d floor d powder will stick on them [bit] and its hard 4 them 2 breath if kena d powder cos powder very fine. dun no if its true but it did stop d crock from coming into my apartment. :D powder also not expensive mah. but u must not put too much or might b slippery lor

no harm trying just dun put too much lor

another thing i notice is if u hv cat in house. cats love to eat crock, just probelm is them will play till mati oni makan it n this is disturbing lor

firefox
14-10-2008, 02:26 PM
To keep away from cockroaches just keep your enviroment clean from food debris and close all cracks and holes and cover all bathroom outlets with mesh.that will do the trick...find the source and deal with it.

bslee
14-10-2008, 02:44 PM
another thing i notice is if u hv cat in house. cats love to eat crock, just probelm is them will play till mati oni makan it n this is disturbing lor

Experience tells me its not entirely true.

chsum
14-10-2008, 06:12 PM
If you live in terrace home, do you really expect your neighbor to do likewise?

err..no, i don't expect them to do like wise, but i keep my place clean, the roaches will die of hunger if it ever come over my turf ;)

kwchang
14-10-2008, 06:37 PM
It is a misconception that roaches need food (as in food we humans eat) to survive. To a roach, food can be your newspapers and even damp rotting wood (like when your kitchen cabinets rot away due to unseen leaks at the sink). We cannot "starve" roaches - that's why they have been around since Man walked the Earth.

gtl
14-10-2008, 07:51 PM
talking abt roaches, my old USJ 3 neighbour used to throw leftovers on the back alley for her cats to feed. at the same time, she is also breeding nasty roaches. cat **** on my lawn while roaches roams my home..........beh tahan.

shthang
14-10-2008, 09:13 PM
It is a misconception that roaches need food (as in food we humans eat) to survive. To a roach, food can be your newspapers and even damp rotting wood (like when your kitchen cabinets rot away due to unseen leaks at the sink). We cannot "starve" roaches - that's why they have been around since Man walked the Earth.
I read from an article that cockroaches need water. They like humid places,so always keep your place clean and dry,especially the kitchen and the bathroom. They will die of lack of moisture. The smell of cooking and leftover food also attracts them.

bslee
14-10-2008, 09:29 PM
Whatever it is, its pointless to discuss about the cockroach's or the natural science of it all. Ultimately its a pest and always be one. Even a kid knows that!. We are certainly not conservationists. You see it, you will desire to exterminate them all. Employ a company for preventive maintenance..period!

chsum
15-10-2008, 07:58 AM
We cannot "starve" roaches

err..korek, korek, it should be die of thirst, i ave insects trying to get a drink from my cup if i let it on the kitchen table. ;)

gtl
15-10-2008, 08:08 AM
does pandan leaves works to get rid of roaches?

AllUrban
15-10-2008, 11:02 AM
what about borax? My mum always used borax/washing soda.

m hasnt had to deal with cockroaches that much. usually when they have come into the washroom they are there to commit suicide.

The occasional stubborn live roach is treated the same way as any friend who overstays their welcome...pick them up and throw them out of the house.

I do spray but I prefer not to spray live roaches...just chase after them, grab them and throw them out.

Cheers, m

miketee
16-10-2008, 12:44 AM
err..korek, korek, it should be die of thirst, i ave insects trying to get a drink from my cup if i let it on the kitchen table. ;)

You could be right on this... the night I encountered 4 of them in my kitchen, I had a sink full of water which was left overnight as I was away; although there weren't a single drop of food and the garbage bins had all been cleared.

fRaNkY
16-10-2008, 01:18 PM
There is this RM1-10 shop at summit, above the "stage" that sells all kind of traps for lipas. Inclusing the house trap, sticky paper, and baits.

Use to donate the alive lipas to my neighbour's arowana :p

bslee
16-10-2008, 01:21 PM
There is this RM1-10 shop at summit, above the "stage" that sells all kind of traps for lipas. Inclusing the house trap, sticky paper, and baits.


Waste of good money. The results are marginal. Might as well you put moth balls all over the place then.

firefox
16-10-2008, 01:22 PM
Dirty place breeds cockroaches.

bslee
16-10-2008, 01:39 PM
Dirty places breeds cockroaches,

I have a feeling local produced particleboard kitchen cabinets are more prone as roach breeding grounds due to a higher level of humidity. The local particleboard also have a funny smell after some years. Not so bad with imported ones. My 2 sen.

Chia Hak Soon
16-10-2008, 02:44 PM
Franky, careful to donate cockroaches for arowana. Last time , my arowana consume one which I believed was sprayed with insecticide and the fish die.

palmdoc
16-10-2008, 04:19 PM
Those roach bait poison thingeys which you stick on walls seem to work quite well for me.

http://www.pest-buster.com/images/2.jpg

miketee
17-10-2008, 05:15 AM
Yeah I used that too in the office... have not encountered any cockroaches in months!

Sezretz
22-10-2008, 05:41 PM
Seriously , let us all have some campaign or something to get rid of cockroaches from Subang Jaya. Really afraid of those thing. Also why are the so may stray cats now in subang jaya. :cool:

pepsi
22-10-2008, 09:36 PM
I don't know whether it's my imagination or what, but I noted plenty of places dirtier than usual. The surrounding...everywhere. Malaysians have a tendency to throw rubbish anywhere and everywhere, so when they don't have people to clean up after them, the rubbish just accumulate. MCDOnalds, Pizza Hut, KFC ,advertistment in the form of rubbish everywhere...

bslee
22-10-2008, 10:36 PM
Aiyah!..all the drains within shopping areas stink to high heaven. Its the perfect breeding place for rats, roaches and all. I'm sure most town councils depend on the rain to flush away and help maintain the drains. Sorry, we all live in a country where hygiene standards are still questionable.

OT:..as with many current issues and likely with relation, papers reported 60 school kids at Johor kena food poisioning!. Friends and countrymen!.. THIS IS year 2008!.. not where no-one is not aware of hygiene issues. I can only shake my head in dismay and utter four letter words with disgust.

Open your septic tank cover and you'd have an army of roaches scrambling out.

lynndhia
22-10-2008, 10:50 PM
campaign??? :eek:

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:rolleyes: :D :p ;) :cool:

Sezretz
22-10-2008, 11:10 PM
Yea..lets have a campaign to get rid of cockroaches. Anyone knows how do i go about it? But this campaign cannot include killing them otherwise i cant join.. lol cos i dare not go near also. Campaign to ask others to kill.. :D

Totally support 100%. Im so interested now.. anyone know how to go about it?