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Old July 23rd, 2011, 03:03 AM
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The last time I encounted a big cockroach was in the shower and all I had with me was a squirt bottle of Clorax. I didn't expect to kill the roach by spraying the chemical on it, maybe at least stun it enough so I can at least flush it down the toilet. I spent at least 2 or 3 minutes spraying Clorax on it and still it was moving without slowing down.

Finally the roach got close enough to me such that I could grab with some toilet paper and then flush it down the toilet. And I flush twice just to be sure.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 09:44 PM
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Thankyou!

I'll try it.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 10:32 AM
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Im in my new place, which is a large house with a gaggle of roommates of all ages, & everythings fine except...

Every. Single. Time. I. Go. In. The. Kitchen. At. Nite. There. Are. HUGE. Roaches!!! I spray them, whack them, and scream at them!! And every night theres more! Im afraid Im gonna frighten the roomies with my shrieking, but I just cant help it! Theyre everywhere!
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Old August 16th, 2011, 09:04 PM
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You. Live. In. The. Tropics. Roaches happen. Get over it because it's just a fact of life here. No matter where you live, or how clean you are - you will have roaches. and the big B-52's love hot humid weather.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 01:41 AM
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I use the HoyHoy Trap A Roach from time to time. You do have to change the traps about once a month or so. While I haven't seen these things catch a big roach, it will catch the smaller ones which I guess prevents them from turning into big roaches.

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Old August 17th, 2011, 01:55 AM
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the big ones are a different breed from the small german ones. and I have seen bait traps for the large ones but i don't remember the brand.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 03:55 PM
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Those big ones will never fail to freak me out. I've gotten used to the ginormous wolf spiders here and am just like, "Ho hum, whack, whack." But those roaches will always gross me out! Ew!
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Old August 18th, 2011, 07:31 PM
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I've gotten used to the ginormous wolf spiders here and am just like, "Ho hum, whack, whack."
Oh, dear! Those are more commonly locally known as 'cane spiders,' I'm sure, and they are quite gentle and quite timid. If you are too creeped out to pick them up by letting them crawl on your hands/arms (as I do - they do not bite large mammals unless threatened, and the bite is less than a bee sting), get a large-mouth jar or glass, trap them against a wall, floor or counter; take some card stock to slide under the opening, and just let them go outside, where they can do their job of eating... COCKROACHES!!!!

http://www.city-data.com/forum/hawai...spiders-3.html
or
http://www.instanthawaii.com/cgi-bin...i?Animals.cane
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http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=5534


Read ChileMama's post....
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http://news.yahoo.com/where-theres-h...115100284.html

Those buggas like the warm weather just like us.
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http://news.yahoo.com/glow-dark-cock...154303941.html

Kakaroach that glow in the dark.
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Just a flip flop dipped in orange juice!
OMD! I know that this post is positively ancient, but when I just read it, I laughed so loud I woke my sleeping hubby :-).
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https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/0...ity-bug-spray/

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