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Post by balt2dub » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:41 pm

what floor is high enough to avoid having cockroaches? are they really in all of the landed houses???

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:56 pm

balt2dub wrote:what floor is high enough to avoid having cockroaches? are they really in all of the landed houses???
5th floor - we do not have them frequently (a single one once every few months) but we have them occasionally and it seems to be correlated with any anti-pest action going on at the basements so all the crawling survivors climb up to the upper floors. In our previous place on the 7th floor was exactly the same.

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Post by shihna » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 5:22 pm

I live on the 11th Floor, and we still get roaches.

Tried near damn everything save smoke bombing the entire place.
But they still come back. :mad:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 5:51 pm

Welcome to the tropics.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by durain » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 6:07 pm

they will be everywhere and on every floor. you might clean your place up but it could be the neighbours that breeding them!

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 6:19 pm

BTW, there is this tropical broad-leaved grass everywhere and I clearly remember in 2002 or so, after dusk it was the favourite place for huge cockroaches. In very different locations. Now I don't see cockroaches in the grass any longer. Curious what happened.

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Post by shihna » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 6:27 pm

Are you referring to the pandan leaves?

Edit : my mistake . Those are the leaves ppl use to deter roaches.

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 26 Mar 2010 6:38 pm

According to Uncle Google this is Cow Grass:
http://www.toyogreen.com/Axonopus_compr ... ose_Up.jpg

slightly too big to place it in-line.

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Post by beppi » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 12:14 am

There are no roaches in outer space, but to my knowledge no condo that high has been built yet.

Don't fight the inevitable - live with it!

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Post by bluenose » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 3:24 am

get an ultrasonic gadget from europe....bloody good....I have been here 3 years and can count on one hand and thats pushing it.... how many I have seen in the apartment.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 6:53 am

beppi wrote:There are no roaches in outer space, but to my knowledge no condo that high has been built yet.
As soon as they get launch their own satellite, there will be! I reckon they even have 'em in the wafer semi-con manufacturers clean-rooms here!
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Post by ksl » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 3:00 pm

bluenose wrote:get an ultrasonic gadget from europe....bloody good....I have been here 3 years and can count on one hand and thats pushing it.... how many I have seen in the apartment.
Also good for the two legged ones :x

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Post by missis » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 1:47 pm

Unfortunately that's what happens in this part of the world. They are not a sign that your home is dirty or anything like that. They are just there.
I was horrified when in Tokyo as they seemed ubiquitous but soon realised that they are like houseflies at home. We used to use something called Combat (Kombat?) which were small flat boxes containing bait. The beasties would wander in, consume the poison and die promptly. The worst thing to do (for myself and my cockroach-phobic husband) was to spray them - the pesky things would go on the offensive and run AT you.... :shock: some of them were not small or slow...!!Mind you, on the odd occasion when I could persuade him to deal with it, watching my 185cm (6ft and a bit) husband racing away from one made for some amusement :lol:

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 2:08 pm

missis wrote:Mind you, on the odd occasion when I could persuade him to deal with it, watching my 185cm (6ft and a bit) husband racing away from one made for some amusement :lol:
Singaporean cockroaches can fly but I have never seen any charging in my direction and I am mostly using the spray insecticides like bayogon. So bad and good news for your husband :)

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Post by missis » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 2:15 pm

Yeah we had flying ones too (now THAT was a shock!)....!

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