Ahhhhh!!! Roaches!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PoultryQueen29, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had wood roaches under my mulch even before I had chickens and I have never had a problem with them. Just last week I found wood roaches in the coop, then in my shed, then just this morning I found one on my kitchen floor! How do I keep them out of my house? Are the chickens making them more active? I have never seen one in my house before I got the chickens, even when I had quail. I absolutely hate bugs and roaches are 10x worse for me!
     
  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Roaches are good to be eaten by chickens
     
  3. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roaches are good to be eaten by chickens

    They probably eat the ones in the coop but I have a dog and a cat so I cant let them eat the ones in the house. Sould I just spray pesticides in my house? I dont need to get rid of the ones outside I just dont want them in my home.​
     
  4. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Quote:They probably eat the ones in the coop but I have a dog and a cat so I cant let them eat the ones in the house. Sould I just spray pesticides in my house? I dont need to get rid of the ones outside I just dont want them in my home.

    The roaches that are in your home can be sprayed as long as they remain inside the house and don't crawl back outside to get eaten by chickens.
     
  5. Alas

    Alas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would call the extermination company. They have roach bait that will kill the roaches that come inside and the bait will not be a threat to your animals. You can always specify that you have animals and do not want them to spray poison around.
    If you do not want to call the exterminator, get some roach/insecticide and spray it on your slab to make sure they cant crawl up the side of the house. Make sure to get around doors and windows, places where pipes or clothes vents come through to the outside, etc. This should keep new ones from coming in. After that, its just a wait and see to tell if they've laid enough eggs for an infestation.
    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  6. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roaches that are in your home can be sprayed as long as they remain inside the house and don't crawl back outside to get eaten by chickens.

    I wouldnt want that to happen. I would rather trap them or do something that will kill them instantly so they cant be accidentally eaten by the chickens.

    I would call the extermination company. They have roach bait that will kill the roaches that come inside and the bait will not be a threat to your animals. You can always specify that you have animals and do not want them to spray poison around.
    If you do not want to call the exterminator, get some roach/insecticide and spray it on your slab to make sure they cant crawl up the side of the house. Make sure to get around doors and windows, places where pipes or clothes vents come through to the outside, etc. This should keep new ones from coming in. After that, its just a wait and see to tell if they've laid enough eggs for an infestation.
    Good luck [​IMG]

    Thanks a bunch for all that info! I've never had any problems with roaches before and I have no clue how to get rid of them [​IMG]
     
  7. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Quote:I wouldnt want that to happen. I would rather trap them or do something that will kill them instantly so they cant be accidentally eaten by the chickens.

    I would call the extermination company. They have roach bait that will kill the roaches that come inside and the bait will not be a threat to your animals. You can always specify that you have animals and do not want them to spray poison around.
    If you do not want to call the exterminator, get some roach/insecticide and spray it on your slab to make sure they cant crawl up the side of the house. Make sure to get around doors and windows, places where pipes or clothes vents come through to the outside, etc. This should keep new ones from coming in. After that, its just a wait and see to tell if they've laid enough eggs for an infestation.
    Good luck [​IMG]

    Thanks a bunch for all that info! I've never had any problems with roaches before and I have no clue how to get rid of them [​IMG]

    I've learned a way for them to die quick with roach poison. Spray roach poison on the roaches and take them and dump them in a bathroom toilet and they instantly die because they can't breath if their heads are under water so they drown with poisoned and die.
     
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  8. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've learned a way for them to die quick with roach poison. Spray roach poison on the roaches and take them and dump them in a bathroom toilet and they instantly die because they can't breath if theyr heads are under water.

    Well that is quick and easy! So far I have only seen one so if I see more thats what I will do and if it gets too bad in the house I will call an exterminator. Im going to spray around the house so no more come in, too.​
     
  9. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    The best spray I have found is Bengal roach spray. It's not an instant kill, but has a lot of residual action as it's not a liquid spray but makes a fine powder. I have pets and have had no issue with them and this spray. http://www.bengal.com/roaches.html
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    rid of them quick so they don't get established in your house!
     
  10. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:i would just suggest keeping ,inside and outside,the house perimeter sprayed.we have to spray ours every 1-2 months becuase of the animals and woods that we have.

    just a word on the Bengal products.works great for whatever they are labeled for.i had red wasps and sprayed hotshot wasp and hornet on them.they fell down and then flew off.even though they probably died it still made me run.when i did it again with the bengal spray ,they died as soon as the stuff hit them.they were still hanging dead on the nest when i knocked it down.good stuff.
     

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