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    Default Yuck yuck yuck yuck!!

    I just went out to my kitchen and turned on the light and seen heaps of those little German cockroaches scatter everywhere ������. I can't stand cockroaches especially having young children around so I immediately jumped online to try and find the best thing to get rid of them as I have never had them before but apparently there's not much that can be used safely to kill them when you have young children and pets (we have a kitten) ������ I don't know how to get rid of them safely but I don't even want to be in my house right now I'm so grossed out.


    Any suggestions that are pet and children friendly? I know it's not really a parenting question but thought that maybe someone has delt with these little critters before.

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    I had rented out the house before and yeah it was baaaad...

    this is worked a treat http://www.easypestsupplies.com.au/s...roach-gel.html

    I put little bits on the kitchen cupboard feet behind the skirting boards. Where cockroaches live but kids won't get to. Be prepared to find dead bodies for a few weeks but it will stop the breeding cycle

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    I would suggest looking up pest control in your area as many of them are pet and child friendly. They will offer a 3 month guarantee on those small cockroaches.

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    We use Amalgamate.d P.est Control and they give a 1 year guarantee. If you get anymore within that year they come out and spray again for free! Pet and child friendly too. We have 2 dogs and a toddler. I haven't found any of the home remedies work long term, so it's definitely worth the money for a professional spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    We use Amalgamate.d P.est Control and they give a 1 year guarantee. If you get anymore within that year they come out and spray again for free! Pet and child friendly too. We have 2 dogs and a toddler. I haven't found any of the home remedies work long term, so it's definitely worth the money for a professional spray.
    1 year is very good. They are really hard to treat and keep away. I've only ever been given a 3 month guarantee and we don't even have German cockroaches. I get 1 year on the big ones but not the German ones.

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    Default Yuck yuck yuck yuck!!

    German cockroaches are nasty and almost impossible to get rid off with DIY. Each little bugger can breed 50,000 in a season and they very quickly get out of control.
    We ended up having to move out of a rental property and throwing out most electrical goods and other property from the kitchen and lounge as they can get inside things. It went very quickly from a few cockroaches to literally raining cockroaches in the kitchen- and you could see them inside the display panels of the microwave and coffee machine. They were EVERYWHERE. Under our shoes, nests in our shopping bags- I found hundreds when packing, in the cupboards (they like breeding near the hinges).....

    I'd strongly recommend getting a professional in and getting on top of it whilst you still have a chance!!!!

    Eta: we tried baits, surface spray and bombs but they barely make a dent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    1 year is very good. They are really hard to treat and keep away. I've only ever been given a 3 month guarantee and we don't even have German cockroaches. I get 1 year on the big ones but not the German ones.
    Hmm, as far as I was aware their gtee was 1 year for everything - we get lots of ants so that was our main problem, and just a few little cokcies. And it's been effective for the last few years. But maybe we just don't have the german kind? I try not to get too close when I see them (ie. Scream and run away while flailing my hands 😅), so not sure what kind they are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    German cockroaches are nasty and almost impossible to get rid off with DIY. Each little bugger can breed 50,000 in a season and they very quickly get out of control.
    We ended up having to move out of a rental property and throwing out most electrical goods and other property from the kitchen and lounge as they can get inside things. It went very quickly from a few cockroaches to literally raining cockroaches in the kitchen- and you could see them inside the display panels of the microwave and coffee machine. They were EVERYWHERE. Under our shoes, nests in our shopping bags- I found hundreds when packing, in the cupboards (they like breeding near the hinges).....

    I'd strongly recommend getting a professional in and getting on top of it whilst you still have a chance!!!!

    Eta: we tried baits, surface spray and bombs but they barely make a dent.
    Have to agree here. Go the professional route.

    A mate of ours rented an apartment with a severe infestation like this and it was insanely bad.

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    Thanks for the tips everyone, I'm going to call a professional now and speak to someone. Hopefully they're not too dear as money is really tight at the moment and if I have to save in order to get a professional out I'd hate to see how bad they will get in that time.


 

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