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Cockroaches

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:57pm
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Annie20

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Good afternoon,  

Please can I ask if anyone else in the Torreta 3 area is having issues with cockroaches ? For 3 weeks now keep seeing live and dead ones even though have traps , sprays and have sealed all possible entry points . I clean my floors with DESIC  which is a repellant . Also have mosquiteras on all windows / doors . Rubbish taken daily and sinks and showers wiped dry and there are no leaks for a water supply for them . Opening on bidet sealed and a plug firmly in situ  Is the warm weather attracting them ? When will this pass as becoming a bit uneasy about it all 

Thanks 

Annie 

tebo53

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:10pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:10pm

Annie20 wrote on Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:57pm:

Good afternoon,  

Please can I ask if anyone else in the Torreta 3 area is having issues with cockroaches ? For 3 weeks now keep seeing live and dead ones even though have traps , sprays and have sealed all possible entry points . I clean my floors with DESIC  which is a repellant . Also have mosquiteras on a...

...ll windows / doors . Rubbish taken daily and sinks and showers wiped dry and there are no leaks for a water supply for them . Opening on bidet sealed and a plug firmly in situ  Is the warm weather attracting them ? When will this pass as becoming a bit uneasy about it all 

Thanks 

Annie 

I'm afraid it's that time of year for cockroaches. If you find a way of stopping them then please let us all know......

I live on the 12th floor and have had them fly through the open windows and doors. 

Do a search and you will find plenty of threads, have a look here:

Cockroaches

Steve 

Swimmer57

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:18pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:18pm

tebo53 wrote on Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:10pm:

I'm afraid it's that time of year for cockroaches. If you find a way of stopping them then please let us all know......

I live on the 12th floor and have had them fly through the open windows and doors. 

Do a search and you will find plenty of threads, have a look here:

Cockroaches

Steve 

Apparently it's a bumper year for them on account of the very wet spring we had. So we're all going to be stuck with them, unfortunately.

TP20

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:38pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:38pm

Annie20 wrote on Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:57pm:

Good afternoon,  

Please can I ask if anyone else in the Torreta 3 area is having issues with cockroaches ? For 3 weeks now keep seeing live and dead ones even though have traps , sprays and have sealed all possible entry points . I clean my floors with DESIC  which is a repellant . Also have mosquiteras on a...

...ll windows / doors . Rubbish taken daily and sinks and showers wiped dry and there are no leaks for a water supply for them . Opening on bidet sealed and a plug firmly in situ  Is the warm weather attracting them ? When will this pass as becoming a bit uneasy about it all 

Thanks 

Annie 

I understand how you feel, I hate the thought they are running around at night, we are also being plagued with wood lice they seem to be everywhere. 

Kenneth1

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:55pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:55pm

Just learn to live with them, they are completely harmless. Don't use the so called traps inside your house, they work OK, but they also attract them. 

Annie20

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:57pm

Annie20

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:57pm

Kenneth1 wrote on Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:55pm:

Just learn to live with them, they are completely harmless. Don't use the so called traps inside your house, they work OK, but they also attract them. 

Kenneth1 

That is very handy to know , didn't realise that we could actually be attracting them in that way . However they are harmful in the respect that they carry pathogens which exacerbates asthma,  which I have.  Hence the extreme measures to try and avoid them in the house . I will consider removing the traps . 

Regards 

Annie 

Annie20

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:59pm

Annie20

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:59pm

TP20 wrote on Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:38pm:

I understand how you feel, I hate the thought they are running around at night, we are also being plagued with wood lice they seem to be everywhere. 

TP20 

I also hate the thought of them running around at night , maybe even over your face . How awful they are 

Regards 

Annie 

tebo53

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:06pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:06pm

Annie20 wrote on Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:59pm:

TP20 

I also hate the thought of them running around at night , maybe even over your face . How awful they are 

Regards 

Annie 

It's best to avoid squashing the blighters as any eggs could spread around on your shoe. (Or so I'm told) 🤔 

Steve 

dinnerout

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:55pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:55pm

Annie20 wrote on Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:57pm:

Good afternoon,  

Please can I ask if anyone else in the Torreta 3 area is having issues with cockroaches ? For 3 weeks now keep seeing live and dead ones even though have traps , sprays and have sealed all possible entry points . I clean my floors with DESIC  which is a repellant . Also have mosquiteras on a...

...ll windows / doors . Rubbish taken daily and sinks and showers wiped dry and there are no leaks for a water supply for them . Opening on bidet sealed and a plug firmly in situ  Is the warm weather attracting them ? When will this pass as becoming a bit uneasy about it all 

Thanks 

Annie 

Sounds like you have been pretty meticulous in your work to prevent them.

Look for any areas where they could be getting in - for example where pipes enter the property. Seal any gaps no matter how small. Any gaps anywhere - around shower trays, kitchen kick plates, water supply to kitchen, to washing machine etc etc, external electricity cables entry points. These are the places they normally enter. 

Use bleach in all household pipes every now and again - a good litre down each, leave for an hour before flushing through.

Use Oro around outside door frames.

These measures probably won't kill them but it will deter them.

Steve

Annie20

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:39pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:39pm

dinnerout wrote on Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:55pm:

Sounds like you have been pretty meticulous in your work to prevent them.

Look for any areas where they could be getting in - for example where pipes enter the property. Seal any gaps no matter how small. Any gaps anywhere - around shower trays, kitchen kick plates, water supply to kitchen, to washing machine etc etc, external electricity cables entry points. These are...

... the places they normally enter. 

Use bleach in all household pipes every now and again - a good litre down each, leave for an hour before flushing through.

Use Oro around outside door frames.

These measures probably won't kill them but it will deter them.

Steve

Hi Steve 

Thanks for your advice - very helpful . I will definitely be using bleach regularly, if it all helps in the prevention,  and Oro has been suggested but could only find Raid at the moment.  Will keep an eye out 

Regards 

Annie 

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