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cockroaches

Postby debbie2525 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:17 am

Who suffers from cockroaches here in Spain, i tend to get them round my sink area. They are not very big but they do freak me out. Then the other day i had a huge one in a different part of the apartment, can they come in throught the windows? How do you control them without using lots of chemical sprays? I have put traps down and they seem to be ok but i still gat the odd one?

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Postby princess peach » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:26 am

If there are trees near the windows,yes they bloody do get in,they live in the tree trunk and fly in through open windows,My friend lives in a first floor bloque,with trees outside,and she regularly gets them flying in.Sorry to tell you,they were even in her wardrobe amongst her clothes. :shock:

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Postby debbie2525 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:28 am

ooooooh, now i am really freaked out. I ive on the 4th floor so the trees are a long way down, this is the only thing i hate about living in Spain!!

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Postby princess peach » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:32 am

oh deb,dont worry,i suppose you will soon get used to them,try putting mossie netting at the windows,or even muslim,anything to put a barrier up between you and the roaches.
I know Mercadona sell,insectiside floor wash,that is meant to help keep them at bay,maybe someone will tell you if its any good or not.
Failing that,keep a large baseball bat by your bed. :D

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Postby Scot » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:20 pm

Dont you mean muslin? :oops:

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Postby Lavanda » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:31 pm

We had then a lot in Coin, especially four summers ago. All the drains were full of them. The cockroaches were huge but managed to come out of the plugholes. The Ayuntamiento, in response to protests, told everyone to keep plugs in all the sinks, baths, bidets, etc. It worked. Although I've yet to see a cockroach up here I still put plugs in all the time out of habit.

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Postby princess peach » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:34 pm

Dont you mean muslin?
haha..whatever!you know what i meant tho! :oops:

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Postby alaninspain » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:06 pm

I have just picked up on Peachies posting. I will not repoirt you to the Race Relations Board about stuffing Muslims down plugholes, provided a case of nice Rioja wends it way to me. This is not blackmail, but just an offer of mutual cooperation. Faustino 1 wpild be appreciated. :lol:
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Postby Jool » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:12 pm

Ask in your local spanish supermarket.......there is a spray that works well called

ORO -

especially for cockroaches and ants etc....works very well, permanent effect for 1 year. Locals use it here and it seems to work......

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Postby Don » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:12 pm

p key next to o key
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gotcha :lol:

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Postby alaninspain » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:03 pm

Don, it is the earth tremors, it moves the keyboard one space along, it is not my incompetence or the fact that somebody has wiped the letters of some of the keys. I can not be blamed for natural disasters, blimey I have caused enough personal ones recently. :cry:
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Postby Babby » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:17 pm

On Spanish TV the other night . to get rid of cockroaches. Put sugar on a saucer and mix with soda crystals. They eat it...no more cockroach .....apparently.
I used to be indecisive but now I´m not so sure.

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Postby tidal » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:54 pm

Put sugar on a saucer and mix with soda crystals.
Similarly I have had some success mixing yeso rapido with flour :lol:

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Postby Don » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:20 pm

Not sure if rapido yeso and flour or sugar and soda would be a bit of risk to an enquisitive little dog. However, I can see the chemistry/physics work with such mixes.

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Postby Troglodyfae » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:59 pm

I know the yeso rapido and flour works, and to be fair if you have got an inquisitive dog, because of the quantities placed in the saucer at worst you would have a pooch leaving little yeso parcels about the place :lol:

Trust me I know as I have ingested a good deal of yeso over the last two years whilst restoring our cave house, but I will spare you any more visual information :wink:

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Postby debbie2525 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:44 pm

I have just found a massive one in the detergent drawer of my washing machine....how the hell did it get in there??

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Postby katy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:58 pm

Ugh! I would have collapsed :shock:

A Property repairer told us that some of the older apartment blocks are riddled with them. He re-counted one story about kitchen units he was removing from a place in Fuengirola...there were nests of large ones and thousands invaded the place :cry:

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Postby debbie2525 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:04 pm

OOOOOH, don,t tell me that :shock:

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Postby spanish_lad » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:54 pm

if you go with the flour / soda or flour / yeso mix ( :lol: ) i´d put it under cupboards, take the raiser boards (plinth) off the front and put it behind there, the dog wont get it.. but THEY will mwahaha

had some in our old house, in this one its ants. buggers get everywhere
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Postby BENIDORM » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:18 pm

I don't really like to point this out...but I'm told that if you spot a cockroach in your home that there will be at least a 100 of his mates lurking nearby....

I did mention on an earlier posting about the cockroach problem, that it is not a good idea to keep old cardboard boxes in your home, particularly ex supermarket food boxes...favourite place for cockroach housing...and silverfish.. :shock:

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