Posted : 5/24/2009 7:15:30 PM
It was the only thing that cleared out the infestation of humpback crickets I had under my house and in my shed
(((shudder))) Those and roaches are the only two insects that I absolutely cannot deal with. My BF's old rental house when we were first dating had a camelback cricket infestation. I refused to hang out there...ever. Ick!!!
Ya, I dunno any chem-free way to get rid of roaches. My best friend's mom is an exterminator-she gave me all kinds of info when we bought our house 5 years ago and I saw some roaches. She basically said get an exterminator out on a regular basis. The chemicals they use are not supposedly dangerous to pets or kids, especially once they're dry.
There are 2 common types of roaches in the US. The big brown ones (American roaches, aka water bugs & palmetto bugs) are outdoor dwellers that come indoors. Typically you'll see one or two, but then if they come inside and lay eggs, well, you get the idea. The teeny black ones are German cockroaches. They're the really nasty ones. They infest really badly and I'm pretty sure carry more diseases than American cockroaches. If you have the little black ones, get an exterminator out asap. Those suckers can take over your house in a heartbeat. The bigger brown ones...not as bad a risk of infestation, but definitely still nasty.