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We live on the 17th floor and get little roaches which come out the bin shute, mostly on fogging fridays. They vary from being the real baby ones the size of ants to ones about an inch long. Thank god we don't get the big buggers, I don't think I could cope.
I usually spray with Baygon as soon as I see them, dead in seconds. We had quite a few starting to come out one Friday, I think I counted about 20 but they've since sprayed some powdered stuff through which has left a talc/power type residue in the shute, since then we hadn't had any but I did find one a couple of days ago but I think he came out the drain in my kitchen.
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I used to use smoke bombs for cockroach killers and repellent.
Have anyone found a smoke bomb like RAID http://www.raidkillsbugs.com/fogger/
I went to Giant Hyper Market, Home Fix, and Japan Home which I couldn't find.
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I stay on the 22nd floor of an HDB and we also get them... Initially i used a trap (hoy hoy) which works really well, but there are just too many.
I thought about how i could seal up the chute temporarily, so that the cockroaches can't come in, but i can still use it.
I bought magnetic paint and a flexible magnetic rubber sheet for a total of SGD 62.
I put on 5 layers of the paint to make the chute surface magnetic. After that you cut the magnetic sheet to the size of the chute and put it there to seal it up. It works perfectly and is cheap - no more cockroaches!
Preparing the magnetic paint:
- buy a rubber spoon and stir the paint for about 5 min
- use the spoon to dig up the iron from the bottom of the can
- this is important, otherwise the paint won't be magnetic
Applying the 5 layers of the paint:
- clean the surface with an alcoholic wipe
- paint the entire surface of the chute
- use a hair blower to dry the paint faster after each layer of paint
- wait about 2h in between each layer of paint to let it dry (otherwise the layer will come off when you brush over the next one)
Cutting of the magnetic sheet:
- Cut the sheet to the size of the entire chute
- you can cut it a bit longer so that you can gab it easily every time you want to remove it when you use the chute
Check the edges of the chute:
I noticed that the guys who installed the chute left a bit of a gap at the bottom of the chute and the frame of the wall. I used silicon to seal it up, but you can also just tape it up to ensure the corners and edges are sealed properly.
Done, you are roach free for just 62 bucks.
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Cockroach visited everyone house to inspect all the houses.
HAHA, is really annoying. I remembered I try chasing it, but im afraid to get closer to it or even smash it with newspaper. I can only use a short bamboo stick to 'tok tok tok' on the floor and surround of the cockroach to chase it out.
Am feeling such a joke at that crucial moment, but I am all alone at home at that moment. TT
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Baygon is your friend.
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