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More roaches after bombing?

Tami asks about her roach problem....

we have roaches very bad we spray about every two weeks {bug bombs}they seem to come back faster and more of them every time we are desperate here they are over running our house please help


To which we replied...

Hello, Tami:

First thing, STOP using the bombs.  While it may kill some roaches, others will survive and you will scatter them to other parts of the house.  You didn't say if you live in an apartment or a house, but if it's a single-family house, you CAN get rid of the roaches.  If it's an apartment, it will be harder, and you'll need the cooperation of your neighbors.

If it's an apartment, your landlord is responsible for exterminating - contact him to send his exterminator out.  Make sure he's a REAL exterminator (no maintenance men) and that he uses BAIT - not a spray.  The best bait is called "MaxForce" - if he doesn't know about it, get another exterminator who does.

If you want to do it yourself, and you are in a singe-family home, this is possible.  From the grocery store buy, (in the insecticide section) "Combat" - they come in little round "roach buttons" that you place in your kitchen cabinets (or wherever you see the roaches) and make sure you change them after a month or so.  Roaches eat this stuff and DIE.  It works very well.  Don't use any other insecticides with this, no bombs, no sprays.  The bait does take awhile to work - a couple of weeks you should be seeing dead roaches.  In a month or two or three (depending on how bad it is) you can be rid of your roaches.  Make sure you read the directions on the box AND FOLLOW THEM.  

There is a picture on our "roach" web page of the roach buttons.  There is also more detailed information for you on that page.  Read that too!  Address is:


You also didn't say what part of the country you live in, but if you want the name of a good exterminator in your area, let me know and I will try to steer you to the right guy.

If you have any other questions, please let me know!


NOTE:  We did not hear back from Tami....

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