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Cockroaches

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:10am
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vetti

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Sorry not sure this is the right subject area as not gardening but definitely pests!! Are cockroaches a common problem in coastal areas as we are fed up with it now!!?? 

Any advice welcome thanks. 

EmmaandChris

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:29pm

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Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:29pm

We have them too! Have got pest control round and they have sprayed all in our drains - found a new drain today with new cockroaches! Joy!

It’s our first year here though so we it’s all new to us too!

We have been keeping all the plugs in all the sinks, that’s the only useful advice we have received so far - but hoping someone else replies with more useful info!!

Good luck!

vetti

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:06pm

vetti

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Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:06pm

EmmaandChris wrote on Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:29pm:

We have them too! Have got pest control round and they have sprayed all in our drains - found a new drain today with new cockroaches! Joy!

It’s our first year here though so we it’s all new to us too!

We have been keeping all the plugs in all the sinks, that’s the only useful advice we have received so far - but hoping someone else replies with more useful info!!

Good luck!

Been in Spain 2 years but only 6 months here. They are driving me insane!! Will put plugs in as not done that yet. Thank you for responding 

Marga77

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:23pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:23pm

Hi,  yes cockroaches are horrible.  I'm told the humidity brings them out.  It is difficult, with pets, to use the things sold in the supermarkets.  I happened to talk to my Dentist about them and he told me about Electrical Plug-ins.  I was dubious as similar things in the past never worked.  Anyway, I was willing to try anything!  I got x1 pack of x4, for cockroaches from Amazon and haven't seen a cockroach since!!  Might be worth a try?!

Marga 

Rose75

Posted: Mon Aug 9, 2021 8:43am

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Posted: Mon Aug 9, 2021 8:43am

Marga77 wrote on Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:23pm:

Hi,  yes cockroaches are horrible.  I'm told the humidity brings them out.  It is difficult, with pets, to use the things sold in the supermarkets.  I happened to talk to my Dentist about them and he told me about Electrical Plug-ins.  I was dubious as similar t...

...hings in the past never worked.  Anyway, I was willing to try anything!  I got x1 pack of x4, for cockroaches from Amazon and haven't seen a cockroach since!!  Might be worth a try?!

Marga 

Hi marga, could you let me know the name of the particular plug in that you got from Amazon, want to give it a try. X

Marga77

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:32pm

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Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:32pm

Rose75 wrote on Mon Aug 9, 2021 8:43am:

Hi marga, could you let me know the name of the particular plug in that you got from Amazon, want to give it a try. X

I am so sorry for the huge delay in answering, but suffice to say I had trouble in getting back into forum due to poor eyesight moving house..

I tried copying over a picture of plugins but just couldnt get it to work.

I got them from Amazon snd it was the only one that said "Child & Animal friendly".  That should help you locate it.  It also has a blue light on each plugin which distinguishes it from others. They work best approx 3ft height from floor.

Be aware the say allow 3 weeks for any effect.  There were so very many (hundreds) of the critters in this new house I just moved into and I set up same for here.  I get the odd one now and again now, but dead.  I hope this helps and sorry again. - so much going on!!!  Good luck

Marga77

Marga77

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:04pm

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Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:04pm

Rose75 wrote on Mon Aug 9, 2021 8:43am:

Hi marga, could you let me know the name of the particular plug in that you got from Amazon, want to give it a try. X

I can't find papereork, but on unit it says, "EST Repeller.I have just found the link I used and will try and attach here now ...

Check this out: JTENG - Ahuyentador de plagas ultrasó... https://www.amazon.es/dp/B085L9KR2T/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdb_imm_3TP7XKFFHDNFWP748C4M?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&tag=cstareg0f-21

Rose75

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:17am

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Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:17am

Marga77 wrote on Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:04pm:

I can't find papereork, but on unit it says, "EST Repeller.I have just found the link I used and will try and attach here now ...

Check this out: JTENG - Ahuyentador de plagas ultrasó... https://www.amazon.es/dp/B085L9KR2T/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdb_imm_3TP7XKFFHDNFWP748C4M?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&tag=cstareg0f-21

Thanks very much Marga,  will get into it right away xx

MARTIB

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:47pm

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Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:47pm

EmmaandChris wrote on Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:29pm:

We have them too! Have got pest control round and they have sprayed all in our drains - found a new drain today with new cockroaches! Joy!

It’s our first year here though so we it’s all new to us too!

We have been keeping all the plugs in all the sinks, that’s the only useful advice we have received so far - but hoping someone else replies with more useful info!!

Good luck!

Hello

I have never lived in Spain but hope to in the near  future. I lived in Thailand for 12 years and they have the same problem with cockroaches, there the locals place large moth balls over any water drain cover ie in your  shower/sinks etc and that did the trick. You leave them in and let any waste water drain over and out down the pipes. Good luck and give it a try.  

Marga77

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:41pm

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Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:41pm

Rose75 wrote on Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:17am:

Thanks very much Marga,  will get into it right away xx

Hi Rose,

I wish you luck, but would like to bring you some 'hope'!

I have put one plug-in  (of the ones I quoted in the link), in every room, even utility room as I teally did have a plague of them.  In the reformation of this house the builders stirred them all up.  IT WAS HORRENDOUS.

 They have been plugged in for 2 weeks now (they say poss 3 weeks before seeing redults) and I can now say honestly, that I saw 2 at the beginning of this week, but dead and NONE for 2 days now.  From 3 dustpan fulls a day before (& alive!), you can imagine how happy I am.   

I have been here nearly 20yrs and have never seen this many before.  Apparently they love the humidity from this excesdive heat this year!   A less smelly and only a short burst required, I found RAID's Cucaracha Spray in a gold ciloured tin (fairky new out), VERY helpful.  They died in a couple of seconds.  I squirted it intovwhere I knew they came out from or "at them"!  In my case the large hole where washing machine water tube is placed in, thise areas that have little covers on the wall. How they squeeze through there Gid only knows!  They were even inside the plugs.  When one was opened, as I saw the antennae of a cucharacha poking out, there were 3 inside - yuk!

Anyway, the plug-ins are not that expensive, I'd put one in every room to be sure. But give them time to work a d that link is the only one I found safe for animals & children too.

Good luck ....

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