C.B. asks from Sulphur Springs, TX on May 02, 2007
Seeking Do It Yourself Pest Control
I have been fighting roaches for some time now. They were in the house that we moved in a year ago. I had never had a roach before. I have a 1 year old and a baby due in July and a chihuahua, so i need something that is harmless to them, but works. I do not want to fog because it get all over our stuff. And exterminators cost too much. Any ideas that you have done and it got rid of the roaches??? Help me please. I am moving in a month and I do not want to take them with me.
C. answers from Dallas on May 02, 2007
I know you are looking for a home ready but try Henry's Pest Control - inexpensive great guy who took care of our problem with 2 visits Henry Pest Cell ###-###-####
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It was cheaper then buying bombs and continuing the fight. He comes now every quarter and we no longer have any insect problem. We live next to a park and wooded area. They were in our attic and under the house.
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J.L. answers from Dallas on May 03, 2007
I share your concern about pesticides...there are just too many risks to our precious little ones. A good website to check out is www.dirtdoctor.com. He has wonderful recommendations for pest control. Just look under the index section...it's free advice. I do agree with many of the recommendations that have been give to you: orange oil, Solumel, borax products like Roach Proof are all great. You can roll some up with flour mixture and put in attic, cracks, etc.. Just make sure it's not close to pets. One service to consider is All-Safe. They would be great for identifying the problem to be roach or water-bug. They are great about safety for your family. Good luck!
M.M. answers from Dallas on May 03, 2007
Good for you for recognizing the harmful effects of pesticides, so many do not realize this. I am a home educator on toxins so this is close to my heart. I am with a company called Melaleuca. There cleaning products work wonderful for pest control and are NOT harmful. Unfortunately to purchase them you do need to set up an account similiar to a Sam's Club or Costco membership but only $29 and not an annual fee.
Let me know if you want a risk free 4 month trial.
G.R. answers from Dallas on May 02, 2007
i always use ortho home defense max 2 times a year it works great with roaches and german roaches
http://www.homedefensemax.com/scotts-sites/ortho-hdm/inde... you can find it at walmart
M.W. answers from Dallas on May 03, 2007
Try Diatomacous Earth. It is a fine powder made up of crustacions and sea shells. Sprinkle it where the bugs crawl and when they come in contact with it it is like razors to them. It is non toxic. In fact there is a food grade type that is used for animals for intestinal parasites. It can be found at garden stores, especially organic ones.