You know the saying "No good deed goes unpunished"? That is what happened in my case. I let some relatives stay with me for a few months and they in turn left me with nasty roaches.
I've been battling this problem for a year now. I've used those electronic devices, boric acid, diatemacious earth, baking soda, various sprays from retail stores, raid bait, Viper, advice from Google and various websites and etc. I don't like having strange people going through my house or spending money unnecessarily so I tried to avoid hiring an exterminator but that was going to be my next step. I was getting desperate and becoming hopeless. It seemed like I would never get this under control and I was always disgusted by my own home. I had never had roaches before and it was like a nightmare.
I decided to try the Kit A. Today is Monday and I treated my house Saturday evening. Today I have seen three live bugs that I searched for and none of which looked healthy. They couldn't even run away, just kind of staggered. My husband saw a few babies and thats it. Normally I would see around 10 off and on through the day and nighttime was party time for them. I would go to get a drink at night and could easily see 15 to 20 on my counters.
Let me just say this, I think a lot of the success so far as been in following directions. I cleaned like never before. I threw out all cardboard boxes that I could. I threw out any harbor areas that I could possibly not need such as old wooden cannisters, plastc grocery bags, junk drawers, any unnecessary clutter... I moved my appliances and cleaned those from top to bottom and the floors underneath. When I bought my house it had this old indoor/outdoor carpet in the kitchen. Ive been planning to replace it so i ripped all of that out. A lot of food particles get stomped into that and its not sanitary. The reason I mention that is because, oh my God, when I moved the refrigerator I was things that I saw Ill probably have PTSD over. I believe I found the heart of the problem there. I even opened the back of the refrigerator and treated that. What I saw was fuel for nightmares!!!
Im giving 4 stars today because its only been a few days and I have saw reduction in numbers for the first week with other products but this treatment seems to have reduced them the most so far. I will update in a few weeks. I plan to continue treating for at least three months in hopes that I dont ever have to deal with this again. I used all products. Gentrol disks placed everywhere. Sprayed the entire house around baseboards and closets, bait in cabinets and higher areas.
This seems to really be working and I cant believe it! Now the nightmare is all the dead bugs everywhere. I opened a cabinet and one fell out but thats a trade Im happy to take! My best advice is dont let anyone move into your home!!!
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