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How do you get rid of cockroaches

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I live in an apt. building in brooklyn - I have used boric acid after scrubbing surfaces with bleach - i dont know if this has worked or not it always seems to work for a short while then they return - what about the plug in products like rid-ex - do they work? I dont know exaclty how bad the problem is , but i figure if you can see a couple there are probably 100's that you dont-

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The first step in addressing any cockroach problem is sanitation. This means doing a thorough clean up to remove sources of food, water, and places they can nest. Be especially careful about things like paper bags, cardboard boxes, and other refuse that can provide roaches with a protected place to live.

The next step is to use non-chemical methods to quickly reduce the population. One of the easiest and best ways to do this is with sticky traps.

After sanitation and population reduction, chemical treatment should be used to kill off the remaining roaches. The two easiest cockroach control products available to do-it-yourselfers are cockroach gel bait and cockroach bait stations.

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Customer reply replied 9 years ago
what about products like rid-ex - do they work?

It will work temporarily, but to keep them away you really need to do the three step removal process.

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Thank you for the Accept.

I have received further information, from another expert, that Raid Max works great for at least 6 months. It is sprayed on the baseboard trim, on the exterior walls, as well as the door thresholds.

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