I'm going to start this review off with my extreme phobia of roaches. Allllll roaches, big or small. Don't get me wrong, a big one freaks me out much more deeply than a small one but I'm traumatized no matter what kind of roach it is. I cannot even handle seeing a picture of one, realistic or not. Seeing a photo of one is nearly as disturbing as a real one. Rubber roach? Yeah, I have sick and twisted coworkers who like to play jokes on me..... they've seen and head me freak out on those too. I live in Houston, TX and everyone says it is what it is. Might as well be the state bird. You know they fly, right? The big ones. Whether it's inside or outside, they all have to die. If it's outside and 3 doors down, it must die. Why? Because I know that nasty crawling thing is heading to my house and will try to get inside. Die die die. They all have to die. Oh, but wait, I'm phobic and can't kill it myself. Nope. I can't smash it and I don't want to spray it. You spray them and they just run faster and get bug spray all over the things they touch. Sooooo nasty. What if it's already dead? Nope. No way, no how. Not gonna do it. By the way, you know they're not always dead when they are on their backs, right? Learned that the hard way. Never, ever again.
Now, onto my more recent traumas - this house. We moved into our current home 10 years ago. Unpacking the kitchen items, I opened drawers and cabinets to see what looked like miniature black rice. I immediately knew that was cockroach doo-doo. No question in my mind, I knew what it was and knew it well. I stopped unpacking and freaked out, called every pest control service out there to see who could make it here first. So, we had one of the big companies you see on TV race on out to the house, treat the house inside and out and I signed right on up for a regular service. They came monthly but the problem seemed to persist. We would continually find a ginormous Texas-sized cockroach somewhere. Sometimes inside, sometimes outside. My sister-in-law suggested a mom and pop exterminator. He came out and really listened to my plight. I'm phobic. Like, highly. Dude, I'm serious. They have to go. All of them. ALL OF THEM. So, this guy does some of the same things as the prior exterminator then tells me about some extra work he can do to seal up the home. Caulking, shoving copper wool into weep holes, etc. I thought to myself, I'm a sucker. Do it. I'll pay for it. After he left, I got on the Internet and searched copper wool for weep holes and sure enough, it's a thing. One website took me to another website and boom, finally landed on DoMyOwn's site. The promise land. I researched and thought it all sounds good but can't do it myself. Plus I found this new exterminator and he seems to know his stuff. Plus, he's going to be our lawn man too.... until he broke windows recklessly weed eating on our patio. So, we had to fire him... which finally brings me to my point. DMO! After all the research I did - reading reviews on DMO site and all the product Q&A's plus the various “how to's” DMO publishes here -I felt I was ready. I decided to invest in becoming my own exterminator. If I am that phobic and these dudes MUST DIE, why not? I've been doing my own extermination service for years now. My go to products have been Temprid SC, now Temprid FX, along with an IGR. I sprayed regularly with GREAT results. That is, until life spun out of control and I stopped regularly treating for pests. I did nothing for at least 2 years. Probably 2.5 years. Now, present day—-We have had unwelcome visitors in our home, almost daily, for the last the last couple of months. I finally resigned myself to getting back in the saddle — I needed to get back at this exterminating thing. Yesterday was the first time I had used Temprid FX and all I can say is wow! I did a good spray of my lawn late afternoon and walked around the front yard sidewalks today eager to see if there were visible casualties.... holy cow.... no one will believe this, but counted 55 roaches, dead or dying, all along the edges of the lawn with a handful on the sidewalk. This accounts for the front of my home only. How many more might I find in the back?! I'm not about to walk through my backyard to count. It's all grass and I'm so grossed out after seeing how many roaches were in my lawn that I do not ever want to walk through my grass again. Like, never ever. G-R-O-S-S.
Suffice it to say, I'm totally impressed with Temprid FX. SC was great and a staple in my arsenal. FX is even better!
I mix Temprid with an IGR and a synergist. I'm female and completely phobic. If I can do this, so can you!
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