Some cockroaches needs killing. How?

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    So I got roaches hiding out behind the cupboards in my apartment. The exterminator will come in a couple weeks, but until then they're there.

    Anything I can do to kill a few so they don't overrun the kitchen in the next two weeks?

    This morning I moved the toaster and two of them ran up the wall and behind the cupboard. YUCK!
     
  2. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    The poison in those little bug homes works well:

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  3. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Yup, the bug house poison things. Use em everywhere here.
     
  4. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

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  5. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Turn off the lights, and crank up the Dance Dance Revolution music.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Ask this guy how to take care of a few cockaroaches.


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  7. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    A hard stomp while wearing boots?
    Bug spray?
    A lighter and a spray can of paint?
    A shotgun?
    A vat of liquid nitrogen to splash on them?
    A direct nuclear explosion?
     
  8. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I had a cockroach problem in my last (and final!) apartment... new people moved in below me and brought roaches. The exterminator came 3 times total.... they have to spray all the units in your building or it is a wasted effort. Quite frustrating... you can put down traps but to be honest I don't know if they do anything... I didn't notice "less" but of course I didn't peek in them either.

    I did enjoy putting them in ziploc bags and watching the run around with nowhere to go... this was after about month 4 though when I was kinda going crazy and every variation in light I caught out of the corner of my eye ended up seeming like a roach.
     
  9. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    lol, hmm. i suggest buyinga shotgun and trying to shoot them with the gun. :D
    tell me how ur place looks after the DIY extermintation with said shotgun. :D
     
  10. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    No good. A shotgun will cause too much collateral damage while killing only a few roaches. Burn your house down.

    This site has a lot of suggestions.
     
  11. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    Not going to help, these are cockroaches we're talking about
     
  12. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    That could act as mood music to them, resulting in fast multiplication. :eek:
     
  13. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    lmao! i totally LOL'd at that

    my advice keep your place clean after the exterminator comes

    in the meantime you could clean the place up like wipe down dust or whatever
     
  14. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Call of Duty is all we need to teach us lessons how to live our lives, forget History, Maths and English, clearly the education system has failed at teaching someone how to kill cockroaches, and we need a more orthodox, Call of Duty 5 based approach:

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    There are instructions on Youtube :D
     
  15. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    How about sticky grenades? They'll stick to the cockroaches and explode. :D
     

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