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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 8:12am
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swcoulthurst

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Hi All. Just a quick question

 I've seen and killed about 6 cockroaches in the villa over the last couple of weeks. Not sure how they're getting in. Is this something I should be worried about.

Has anyone else noticed an increase? Is it the unusually hot weather?

What can I do to try to stop them ?

Cheers all 

Villas

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Fri Jul 5, 2019 8:17am

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 8:17am

swcoulthurst wrote on Fri Jul 5, 2019 8:12am:

Hi All. Just a quick question

 I've seen and killed about 6 cockroaches in the villa over the last couple of weeks. Not sure how they're getting in. Is this something I should be worried about.

Has anyone else noticed an increase? Is it the unusually hot weather?

What can I do to try to stop them ?

Cheers all 

Hi. There has been quite a lot of the problems covered otherĀ“s experiences of this forum. Good luck.

Villas

Kimmy11

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Fri Jul 5, 2019 8:47am

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 8:47am

Hi swc',

From what you've described, it sounds like your sightings have coincided with the recent, significant increase in temperature.

Also, has your Town Hall been spraying the drains recently?  We have a manhole cover in the road outside of our property and when the exterminators have been around, we get the occasional, disorientated cockroach staggering around on our drive.

We've never had one in the house, but every spring, after I've washed down all the floor skirtings and window/door frames, hubby sprays "Maton" or "Oro" around all openings and that keeps them out.  You can get the sprays in most supermarkets and some Chinese bazaars.

We're supposed to be in for a record-breaking hot summer, so probably worth you trying one of the spray options now.

Kind regards, 

Kim

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Fri Jul 5, 2019 9:02am

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 9:02am

Kimmy11 wrote on Fri Jul 5, 2019 8:47am:

Hi swc',

From what you've described, it sounds like your sightings have coincided with the recent, significant increase in temperature.

Also, has your Town Hall been spraying the drains recently?  We have a manhole cover in the road outside of our property and when the exterminators have been around, we get the occasional, disorientated cockroach staggering around on our drive.

We've never had one in the house, but every spring, after I've washed down all the floor skirtings and window/door frames, hubby sprays "Maton" or "Oro" around all openings and that keeps them out.  You can get the sprays in most supermarkets and some Chinese bazaars.

We're supposed to be in for a record-breaking hot summer, so probably worth you trying one of the spray options now.

Kind regards, 

Kim

Hi, just an aside. Similarly when I venture into our town I very seldom see a cockroach. But as Kim says, when the ayuntamiento applied their "stuff", they mark the Fluorescent man holes. They run down the street! "song"...

the cockroach, the cockroach  can no longer walk......etc

Villas
 

swcoulthurst

swcoulthurst

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Fri Jul 5, 2019 9:05am

Posts: 99

Location: El Campello

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 9:05am

Kimmy11 wrote on Fri Jul 5, 2019 8:47am:

Hi swc',

From what you've described, it sounds like your sightings have coincided with the recent, significant increase in temperature.

Also, has your Town Hall been spraying the drains recently?  We have a manhole cover in the road outside of our property and when the exterminators have been around, we get the occasional, disorientated cockroach staggering around on our drive.

We've never had one in the house, but every spring, after I've washed down all the floor skirtings and window/door frames, hubby sprays "Maton" or "Oro" around all openings and that keeps them out.  You can get the sprays in most supermarkets and some Chinese bazaars.

We're supposed to be in for a record-breaking hot summer, so probably worth you trying one of the spray options now.

Kind regards, 

Kim

Cheers kimmy11. I've just been trying the sprays. Hence the last ones I've seen have been dead. The first ones were really quick little buggers. The only other thing I can think of is, we have ducted air con.. could they be coming in through there. If so how do they get in the ducting ?

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Fri Jul 5, 2019 9:31am

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Location: Busot

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 9:31am

There does seem to be an increase in numbers this year and our town hall is spraying specifically for them which they haven't in years past. I find those plastic cockroach baits are the most effective, just place them in a few hard to get to spots and vacuum up the dead or dying when you see them.

Kimmy11

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 9:46am

There was another post, about a week ago, from someone concerned that the little blighters could be getting in through the aircon, but I can't find it now.

Cockroaches like dark, moist places, so it doesn't seem an impossibility that they would choose to nest in the nooks and crannies of an aircon system.  But the easiest way for them to get in, is to fly through an open door or window - do you have mozzie nets? As you've found several, you may have a nest and you'd need to find that in order to get rid of them.  If you do have mozzie nets at your doors and windows, and yet the roaches are still getting in, I think this would also suggest a higher likelihood of a nest somewhere.

I'd suggest calling a specialist and describing the conditions in which you found them - they should know from experience whether your sightings suggest a nest may be present.

Kind regards,

Kim

John56

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Fri Jul 5, 2019 9:55am

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Location: La Zenia

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 9:55am

swcoulthurst wrote on Fri Jul 5, 2019 8:12am:

Hi All. Just a quick question

 I've seen and killed about 6 cockroaches in the villa over the last couple of weeks. Not sure how they're getting in. Is this something I should be worried about.

Has anyone else noticed an increase? Is it the unusually hot weather?

What can I do to try to stop them ?

Cheers all 

Many people have commented that there has been a noticeable increase in cockroach numbers this year, in our are ( La Zenia ) the Council have been spraying and the sprays from the supermarkets are effective. If the problem persists you could contact Pests R Us for advice.

https://www.pestsrusspain.com/

RayD

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Fri Jul 5, 2019 10:48am

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 10:48am

It's not the Cockroaches you need to worry about, it's the Henroaches that lay their eggs.

John56

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Fri Jul 5, 2019 10:54am

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 10:54am

RayD wrote on Fri Jul 5, 2019 10:48am:

It's not the Cockroaches you need to worry about, it's the Henroaches that lay their eggs.

And don't stamp on them with your foot as it will only spread their eggs via the sole of your shoe.

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